Cosmic claustrophobia

Apropos of nothing particular, A Theory:

If you do the whole Star Trek thing, leave Earth behind, explore the galaxy, and boldly go where no man has gone before…

…you will STILL end up face to face with someone you knew in high school, and you couldn’t stand each other then, and it isn’t any better now.

This is my theory, and I would point out that it has never yet been disproved. It is neither logically impossible, nor is there any empirical evidence against it. Which is more than you can say for a lot of crackpot theories.


  1. Wendy Delmater Thies says

    That’s . . . the most comforting theory I have run across in quite a while. Mainly, because I understand it.

  2. It has the ring of truth. (Not to be confused with the Ring of Truth, which is incredibly uncomfortable as a matter of course; the ring of truth just makes you go “hm. I’d have to work quite hard to come up with a half-decent argument against that.”)

  3. It is not a theory. It is a fact. Nay, a universal law in action.

    That said, I can’t recall ever meeting anyone I knew in high school since one occasion when I stayed with a buddy for awhile on a trip back to his city.

  4. Terry Sanders says

    If you count Starfleet Academy, Kirk would agree with you.

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