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This week a wonderful NPR interview with Popular Science magazine editor and author Gregory Mone got me thinking, again, that anything is possible – – especially if you use “Science” as a reminder that there’s infinite mystery in the world. Mone just finished a book called The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve, in which he points to the incomprehensible achievements of Santa Claus as proof that we don’t know everything. “Santa’s secret, Mone says, is that he uses tools that are hundreds of years beyond what we have at our disposal. ‘As a result, it does seem like magic,’ he says. ‘But it’s really all science and technology.'”
Or is it? Last year I got two identical fly reels. So either Santa’s terahertz wave radiation scanner malfunctioned, or he thought I needed a back-up. But then in August I left one of the reels in a friend’s rig, and he “can’t seem to find it,” and now I’m down to one.
So there you have it: further proof that Santa Claus is real.
The Truth about Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve on Amazon.