Inventor Calls His Machine Peripeteia? Huh?

Posted: February 11, 2008 in All and Sundry, commentary, current events

This one made me laugh. Ambivalent laughter, that is.

An “inventor” named his machine Peripeteia rather than calling it by what it does or something. I don’t understand what it does, and my reaction is the same as Mark’s Mike’s here.

In literature, Peripeteia means turning point in the narrative or a reversal of circumstances or in Aristotle’s terms, “”a change by which the action veers round to its opposite, subject always to our rule of probability or necessity.”

Must we experience anagnorisis upon seeing/using this machine? Hehe. I think it’s kind of pretentious to use that name on a machine though. It reeks so much of a B-movie Sci-fi thriller. 😛

  1. mikecane says:


    A bit of a typo there. It’s Mike!

    What is really strange is here is this guy who claims to know diddly-squat about physics claiming that it violates the conservation of energy. Plus, an all aw-shucks guy like him is going to come out with *that* name for a device? I’d never heard of it before and I’m not exactly unread. He claims to be ig-nint yet he knew *that*? Fraud.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s