I'm absolutely sure that Edgar Allan Poe could travel in time. I know that you already could think of me, but please, listen to me to the end.
Not only in well-known circumstanceshis life: an orphan from birth, master of cryptology, the genius of a gothic novel and the father of a detective. Also, I'm not talking about the strange circumstances of his death, in which you can break your head: he was found in a gutter, he had other people's clothes, and even before his death, the writer deliriously called a certain Reynolds, whose identity was never recovered. I'm already silent about the mysterious man in black, who for seven decades appears on Poe's grave on the day and time when the writer was born, with a glass of cognac and three roses.
Yes, these are curious details of a tragic deathwriter, but they hardly serve as evidence that the American classic could overcome the limits of space and time. My guess is about the writer's works, which, as you will see, turned out to be so prophetic that they will make my bizarre speculation seem plausible - although not, - probable!
My proof is a string of weak connections between the ship of cannibals, brain injuries and original particles. So, let's go.
Vestchad No. 1: "The Tale of the Adventures of Arthur Gordon Pym"
Written in 1837, the only one finishednovel According to the story of the mutiny on a whaling boat lost in the sea. After spending all the reserves, in desperation sailors resort to cannibalism and cast lots, whom they choose to sacrifice themselves. A boy named Richard Parker pulls out the shortest straw, after which he is eaten.
That's where things take a strange turn: in 1884, forty-six years after the publication of the novel, the four men would be abandoned to the mercy of fate after the shipwreck. Caught without food to survive, they decide to eat a seventeen-year-old boy. The guy was called Richard Parker.
The striking parallel remained unnoticedalmost a hundred years, until the letter was widely received by the descendant of the real Parker, in which there is a similarity between the episode of the novel and the real event. The letter was published in the Sunday Times magazine after journalist Arthur Koestler published an appeal to send him stories with striking coincidences. Really amazing.
Vestchad №2: "Delets"
In 1848, the railway worker Phineas Gage,which was also mentioned in this longrid, suffered craniocerebral trauma as a result of the fact that the metal rod passed right through his head. Miraculously, he managed to survive, but his personality changed beyond recognition. Changes in his behavior were carefully studied and allowed the medical community to come to an understanding of the role played by the frontal share in social cognition.
But a decade before this By some unknownHe already understood that the frontal lobe syndrome causes profound changes in the character of a person. In 1840, he wrote in an inherent manner a terrible story called "Delec" about an unnamed narrator who, as a child, suffered a head trauma, which led him to regular and obsessive cruel sociopathic outbreaks.
By having such an accurate understanding of the syndromefrontal lobe, that the famous neurologist Eric Altschuler wrote the following: "There are dozens of symptoms, and Po knew each of them ... This story describes everything, we hardly know anything else." Altshuler, I remind you, a neurologist who has medical licenses, and not some nuts, also says: "Everything is so accurate that it's just strange, like he had a time machine."
Vestchad No. 3: "Eureka"
Still do not believe it? What if I told you that Po predicted a description of the origin of the universe eighty years before modern science began to develop the Big Bang theory? Of course, an amateur astrologer without formal education in astronomy could not accurately describe the principles of the existence of the universe, rejecting widespread inaccuracies in solving a theoretical paradox that puzzled all astronomers since the time of Kepler. But that's exactly what happened.
The prophetic vision came in the form of "Eureka", a poemin prose written in 150 pages, about which critics responded as a product of a sick imagination and booed her for the complexity. Created in the last year of the writer's life, "Eureka" describes an expanding universe, which originated as a result of an "instant flash" and originated from one "original particle".
On put forward the first correct explanationparadox of Olbers, answering the question why, given the huge number of stars in the universe, the night sky is dark - the light of these stars in the expanding universe has not yet reached the solar system. When Edward Robin Harrison published the "Darkness of the Night" in 1987, he noted that "Eureka" had anticipated the data he had received.
In an interview for the magazine "Nautilus" Italianastronomer Alberto Kappi talks about Poe's insight and admits: "It's amazing how Poe came to a dynamically developing universe, because during his life there were no data or observations that would allow such an opportunity. No astronomer in the time of Po and could not imagine the nonstatic universe "
But what if there was no time? What if he was out of time? What if his prophecies about the cannibalistic death of Richard Parker, the symptoms of frontal lobe syndrome and the Big Bang theory were just travel notes from his journey through a timeless continuum?
Of course, I say, like a psycho with a foil lidon the head, but it is possible that many more such prophecies are scattered in the writings of the writer, which is very likely given the statement from the New York Times: "For a very long time he remained an underrated writer, and to date his works have not been sufficiently studied"
I will leave you with this quote from the correspondence of Poe and James Russell Lowell in 1844, in which Poe apologizes for his long silence and laziness:
"I live a constant concern for the future. I have no faith in the cultivation of man. I think that human efforts will not have any noticeable effect on humanity as a whole. People are only more active, but not wiser and happier than 6000 years ago. The result will never change, but believe in the opposite - it is to assume that the people preceding us lived in vain, and lost time is the rudiment of the future, that the myriad of the deceased were not equal to us, just as we will not be equal to our descendants. I refuse to overlook the human individuality in the human mass. You are talking about "evaluating my life," and from what I have already said, you will understand that I can not give it. I am too deeply aware of the volatility and fleetingness of temporal things in order to make constant efforts to something or to be consistent in something. My life was a whim, impulse, passion, longing for solitude, contempt for all existing and sincere mood for the future "
Taken from here.