And now to the penultimate segment of my Mystery Science Theater 3000 loosely based around Johnny Pez’s “Safety First”. The whole of the MiSTing is at this link. The previous installment continued explaining how the Scientific Proof of God followed from how brains are like computers running a program called ‘Reality’. Unfortunately, it’s abandonware.
Not much of this week’s riffing needs to be explained. I think that I swiped the “get the hence, Sir Chilblain” line from Walt Kelly’s Pogo, a comic strip that needs a much better web presence. As for riffs that I need to apologize for, oh, that line about being 35 and living with your parents is one I regret. It echos actual riffs from the 90s show but a lot of 90s humor was bad, actually.
> a. On the basis of this we suspect that "miracles"
JOEL: And Miracle "Gro"s…
> would simply be when the brain in a given individual
CROW: Like Skeet Ulrich, Robert Urich, or Sally Jesse Raphael.
> suddenly obtains a small spurt of "growth" and
> the entire persons "reality" changes because of it
> because his brain changed.
JOEL: So one day you change your mind, and you grow an extra nose?
> This is based on the
> "Brain as a Computer" model,
TOM: This is based on the Brain as a Computer Model on Drugs. Any questions?
> whereby the program
> running on the computer is called "reality",
CROW: And then we switch out to play Solitaire a while.
> sudden brain growth is like "upgrading" the computer
> with a faster processor and more memory.
TOM: None of this will help you find where you left your car keys.
> As far
> as the "program" is concerned (reality)
JOEL: 21st Century or Weichart?
> this is a
> supernatural and unexplained event,
CROW: And it’s pretty darned cool.
> and is called
> a "MIRACLE".
JOEL: It’s the quote marks that make it really special.
> OK… all of this is only SUSPICION…
TOM: But I’m pretty sure it was Professor Plum, wherever it was.
> it looks reasonable to a
CROW: And a GENTLEMAN.
> but there is no PROOF that it is true.
JOEL: It’s so tempting to look in the back of the book.
> HOWEVER, in 1997 HAMMOND discovered
TOM: It’s HAMMOND time!
> an AMAZING PROOF
CROW: Some a*MAZ*ing discoveries!
> that in fact
> the above SUSPICION is ABSOLUTELY SCIENTIFICALLY TRUE.
JOEL: [ Sing-song ] Absolutely scientifically expialidocious!
> The proof begins with Hammond’s discovery of the STRUCTURAL MODEL
> in Psychology
CROW: It turns onto the Northway and hits the road for Canada!
> which he published in the peer reviewed literature
TOM: That means somebody was looking over his shoulder when he stuffed it in a copy of "Huckleberry Finn."
> 1994 (Called the Cartesian Theory).
CROW: I think, therefore I think. I think.
> An online copy of this published
> paper is permanently stored at:
> In this paper hammond
TOM: e.e. cumming hammond.
> explains how all of the EXISTING results
> in PSYCHOMETRY
CROW: Except that one about why we can’t resist checking the pay phone for loose change.
> can be explained by the "3-Axis orthogonal Geometry
> of the Human Body and Brain"
TOM: Icky though it may be.
> (called the "Cartesian Geometry" of
> the Brain).
JOEL: Or "Pookie," by its best friends.
TOM: More of that jargon again.
> it was already a known fact that there are 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,13
CROW: Hut! Hut! Hike!
> eigenvector models that can be extracted from any correlation matrix
> in Psychology.
JOEL: So we use that to redirect the tetryon beam through the deflector array an establish a duotronic field that rebalances the warp bubble dynamics.
> And all the Psychologists were arguing over which
> model was right,
TOM: And which ones just looked best.
> and above all else, arguing about WHERE THEY CAME
> FROM physically.
JOEL: Our leading theory: they’re made by Marx!
> Hammond (1994) showed that the entire human body is 3-Axis Cartesian
TOM: He’s discovered humans are three dimensional?
> including the BRAIN, in fact that the brain is CUBIC
CROW: And featuring the power of CHEESE.
> (another word for Cartesian),
TOM: No it’s not.
> and therefore, since a common cube has
> 13-Symmetry axes,
JOEL: And uncommon cubes have four more they keep secret.
> that NATURALLY, there would be found 13 eigenvectors
> in Psychometry,
CROW: Yup. There’s no gainsaying the obvious.
> and that MOREOVER, the 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,13 Factor models
> were just GEOMETRICAL REDACTIONS of the CUBE.
TOM: You put the redactions on page two, under the table of contents.
> (SEE PAPER CITED ABOVE)
CROW: The Bible?
> OK, this OVERWHELMINGLY explains the Structural Model,
TOM: Hey, wasn’t this about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
at one point?
> and it turns
> out that all of the numerical data
JOEL: And a nice card from my mom.
> from psychometry confirms Hammond’s
> CARTESIAN THEORY
CROW: Hey, don’t… put the Cartesian before the horse here.
> as being the correct explanation of the long sought
> for Structural Model.
TOM: That’s where you have the building supported by Iman.
> Note, that Hammond’s 1994 Structural Model is a 3-dimensional
> structure, a Cube.
JOEL: Dashiel Hammond’s The Maltese Cube.
> It exists in 3-dimensional Psychometric eigevector
TOM: I just like the flow of the phrase "three-dimensional psychometric eigenvector space."
> In fact in "Personality" space,
CROW: That’s like outer space, but customized to fit the astronaut.
> it DOES NOT include Intelligence
JOEL: But it does include free refills.
> which is the other major field of psychometry "Mental Ability"
CROW: And natural "fashion sense"
> which is usually called "Intelligence".
TOM: By those who don’t know any better.
> However, in 1997 Hammond found out that Cattell had discovered FOUR
> 3rd order Factors (eigenvectors),
CROW: The fourth fell behind the bookshelf and was hard to get out again.
> whereas Hammond’s theory held that
> there were only THREE dimensions.
JOEL: The only way to settle it: Thumb wrestling!
> Hammond was standing there in his
> 3rd floor garret apartment
TOM: Third floor Garrett Morris apartment.
> pondering "what could possibly be orthogonal
> to 3-dimensional space"…
CROW: And yet taste so much like regular space?
> when suddenly his knees collapsed from under
> him and he went into a faint.
TOM: I know linear algebra can cause unconsciousness,
but it’s not usually *that* way.
> Hammond suddenly realized on February
> 3rd 1997,
CROW: Hey, remember where we were on February 3, 1997?
TOM: We were stuck on the satellite, being forced to watch bad movies?
CROW: Yeah, I remember it like it was yesterday.
> that IQ (Intelligence) had to be a "4th dimension" to the
> Structural Model,
TOM: A dimension not of sight or sound, but of mind.
> and that this was because "Intelligence" was already
> known to be "mental speed"
CROW: That’s the measure of how fast [ shifting to an Ed Grimley impersonation ] you go completely mental, I must say, but then again, who doesn’t?
> and therefore it would correlate with the
> TIME dimension,
JOEL: But in the Newsweek spacetime continuum.
CROW: Hey, shouldn’t he be inventing the flux capacitor by now?
> whereas the other 3 Personality dimensions correlated
> with the 3-SPACE dimensions (3-symmetry axes of the brain).. HENCE,
TOM: Get thee hence, sir Chilblain! … We need the eggs.
> the theory of Psychometry was caused by the ENTIRE 4D SPACE-TIME METRIC.
CROW: Hey, wasn’t this about God at one point?
> He suddenly realized he had united the first 35 years of psychometry
JOEL: Psychometry’s 35 years old and it’s still living with its parents?
[ to conclude … ]