Saturday, September 27, 2014

Schrodinger's Wilderness

Do you need more proof that the bureaucracy is out of control?  The United States Forest Service is about to finalize a rule that reporters can't take pictures of designated wilderness lands without a permit.

No, seriously.

But it's OK because they are doing it to "protect the wilderness" and that, after all, is their mandate.  After all, can you imagine how devastated our pristine wilderness areas would be if people were allowed to take pictures anywhere they wanted?  Maybe they're worried about quantum entanglement, the principle that led to Schrodinger's cat thought experiment.   The wilderness exists in superimposed states until someone takes a picture, at which point the waveform collapses and the future is decided.

I guess the new slogan will be "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing".

Next step, no painting pictures or drawing sketches of wilderness areas without a federal permit.

Maybe it would just be best if we didn't even go there or look at it.  Who knows what kind of weird destruction we are wreaking on the countryside just by looking.

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