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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

It's Not Such a Small World, After All …

June 5, 2020 --

LPR realized recently that the song "It's a Small World, After All," is not only wrong, it is dangerous, and causing meteorological misunderstanding.   

LPR was struck suddenly by the realization that our world, Planet Earth, is neither too small, nor too big.  It is just right, like the porridge for Goldilocks.   

No wonder, people are concerned about climate change; they have been misled by that Small World song to believe that Earth is so small, its climate can be changed with the wind. 

LPR trusts that the Almighty made our planet just big enough to keep geophysical things in proper balance. 

Trouble is, mortal people, abandoning the U.S. national motto, don't trust that much in G-d anymore; they are distracted by clever, but specious, argument.

And by the way, googling "Goldilocks" to make sure LPR remembered that it was she whose preferred bowl of porridge was not too hot, not too cold, but just right, LPR's search replies included The Goldilocks principle:  more likely than not, something will lie between certain margins and not be too extreme.   

How to sum up the problem with the Small World song?

It violates The Goldilocks Principle, as does wrongheaded notions of climate change.