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Explore the Word, Theory

When I begin a new manuscript, the first thing I do is pick a topic. Since I write science fiction, the subject matter most certainly is fiction or some may say, “in theory.” Therefore, I think we will explore the word, “theory,” today.

Now, I could start our exploration as a scientific explorer on a strange world, “theorizing” about the planet’s flora and fauna. Maybe, I would “hypothesize” concerning the layers of strata in the planet’s crust.

Possibly, I should “speculate” about the availability of water. Then, again, perhaps breathable air would be the best “assumption” to make, as air is of greater necessity in the short term than water.

One crew-member may make note that he is of the “opinion” that the soil chosen for landing is not as porous as previously thought.

The ship’s computer may have determined, using an educated “guess,” that seventeen, four-legged, one-armed monkeys would dance a waltz in front of the ship. Due to an uneven number of simians, the odd monkey out would brood until falling asleep from boredom.

Moreover, a mind numbingly ignorant asteroid may “postulate” the entire world will collapse in on itself as the asteroid passes by. Seventeen point three seconds later, this “theory” becomes a reality, effectively shutting down this outlandish post. See, it “seemingly” never hurts to trend pointlessly on occasion.

Enjoy this wonderful season and may God bless.

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