Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nontraditional Power Sources

Courtesy of my friend Brenda comes this interesting story: Kung Fu Nuns Teach Cosmic Energy to CERN Scientists.

CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which operates the Large Hadron Collider - the gigantic device which seeks to understand the most fundamental elements of the universe. According to the article, a dozen kung fu-practicing nuns displayed their martial arts skills to CERN scientists his week as their spiritual leader explained how their energy was like that of the cosmos.

Speaking of the value of the demonstration by the kung fu nuns, His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, a monk who ranks only slightly below the Dalai Lama in the global Buddhist hierarchy, said that "Men and women carry different energy" and that "Both male and female energies are needed to better the world." This, Mr Drukpa went on, was a scientific principle "as fundamental as the relationship between the sun and the moon" and its importance was similar to that of the particle collisions in the Large Hadron Collider.

One wonders whether this indicates that we might solve the energy crisis by harnessing the latent energy of martial artists. We wouldn't have to worry about things like the threat wind turbines pose to birds, the possible ecological damage caused by hydroelectric dams, and the pollution caused by burning fossil fuels. There'd be no lengthy blackouts if we could tap the vast energy potential of, say,  Chuck Norris ... or even Sylvester Stallone.

Hmmm ...

Have a good day. Keep up your energy level. More thoughts tomorrow.



The Mistress of the Dark said...

I still can't get past that first sentence. kung fu nuns?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

An excellent idea, Bilbo! And as Drupka suggests, we should also seek ways of harvesting female energy as well. Imagine the impact if Angelina Jolie or Wonder Woman or a typical nun could serve as supplemental power sources!

Big Sky Heidi said...

Don't forget Bruce Willis as analternative energy source.

Or Kim Kardashian and her too obiquitious sisters.

Mike said...

Kung Fu Nuns and no pictures? How about a video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwjpzltiW5A

Kristen Lavransdrittsekkdatter said...

Chuck Norris is sort of cartoonish, but maybe is a source of yang power.