Professor is predicting the End of the World for Thursday....(From "This is Heaven":
“But I don’t teach metaphysics,” I try.
“Good for you,” she says. “It’s a challenging field. It’s not for everyone.”
“You are an accomplished forecaster of doom?”
She has to think about this.
“If you will.”
“If I may transgress,” I say with all the false modesty left in the room, “how can one predict the end of the world more than once?”
“You are asking the wrong question. The great tribulation creates a new model of time. It’s called fractality. That’s what quantitative metaphysics teaches us. See?”
“But on Thursday,” I say, “What do you do if nothing happens?”
“You are asking the wrong question, see? It’s an ongoing process. It comprises the entire infinite. See?”