Many Worlds, Many Comics

The Digital Cuttlefish looks at the Archie comics, and waxes poetic:

Two paths play out in a comic book,
When Archie walks down memory lane
“The road not taken” is the hook;
So now, the writers take a look
And re-write Archie’s life again,

This time with Betty as his bride;
Veronica the woman spurned,
Who once upon a time, with pride,
Was wed to Archie. Thus allied,
They lived while many seasons turned.

Why am I commenting on this, given that what little I know about Archie I learned from The Comics Curmudgeon and Chasing Amy? Because he goes on to talk about the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum physics, citing Emmy as a reference. The Cuttlefish, you see, won an advance copy of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog in the poetry contest.

If you’d like an early look at the explanation of how Many-Worlds works, you, too can enter to win an advance copy of the book– just donate to my DonorsChoose challenge, and send me the confirmation email. You’ll be entered into a random drawing for an advance copy of the book. And, as a bonus, you’ll help deserving school children by giving their teachers money to buy badly needed supplies.

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