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Good God, Put The Beast To Sleep In The Minds Of Men Already

At The Skeet Range

EXT. SKEET RANGE - DAY 
MAIDEN AMERICA and SAGE walk gravel path towards skeet range. Both carry identical 20 gauge, 30" skeet choked, over-and-under Krieghoff K-80’s.

SAGE 
The concept is so elementary
you or anyone doesn’t require
a college degree to understand. 

MAIDEN AMERICA 
Maybe I’m just not too bright then. 

SAGE 
It’s got not a thing to do with
how your genes made your brain, my dear.

(SAGE continues) You first.

SAGE takes hold of electrical cord trigger hanging from the side of the left skeet tower. MAIDEN AMERICA steps onto the cement square of station one, breaks the stock of her shotgun and then removes a shotgun shell from holster belt pouch, placing the shell into chamber of shotgun. Closing the breech MAIDEN AMERICA brings herself into a practiced stance while raising the shotgun to her shoulder and pointing forward. The low bass-tone voice of the MAIDEN AMERICA is crisp and clear, as if from song.


MAIDEN AMERICA 
HEY!

SAGE depresses circular, rubber button on handle of electrical cord and a single clay pigeon is expelled from skeet tower directly in back of where MAIDEN AMERICA stands. Not three-quarters of a second of time passes before the clay pigeon is locked-on and burst apart with a quick, direct blast of buckshot. MAIDEN AMERICA brings the gun to waist level, removes the empty shell and inserts a new one. Closing the breech, MAIDEN AMERICA holds the shotgun at waist level.

MAIDEN AMERICA 
HEY!

Clay pigeon flies out from opposite tower. MAIDEN AMERICA is quick to raise shotgun to shoulder, aim and fire. The pigeon cracks and scatters into three large pieces that travel overhead and to her left. Empty shell is removed from chamber and two shotgun shells are then placed into each chamber. MAIDEN AMERICA brings the gun to her shoulder, raising the barrel motionless at a point up towards the sky where the flight line of the two clay pigeons are anticipated to travel.

MAIDEN AMERICA 
HEY!

Quick to swing the barrel of the shotgun towards the far skeet tower and MAIDEN AMERICA locks on to follow the trajectory of the clay pigeon spinning towards her, and fires. A scattering of pellets cracks the clay pigeon, pulverizing half the bird while the remaining and still intact half-piece of clay bird twirls itself to ground …, and SAGE watches second clay pigeon traveling farther away, almost out of range. SAGE turns towards MAIDEN AMERICA at second shot. SAGE refocuses eyes into distance to watch pieces of second clay bird sprinkle down upon the grass.



SAGE
(with a smile and then chuckle)
Almost got away.

The MAIDEN AMERICA’S smile back to SAGE is forced. She doesn’t want to show hurt. She's self-conscious now since asking SAGE how does he know some things can’t come from nothing.
SAGE
MILEY there’s nothing wrong with
the way you think or your perceived
lack of an education that makes you
or millions of others like you unable
to appreciate the logic for what is said.
It’s the spineless, gutless intellectual cowards
running today’s media and the real rats in
academia who foist all the crap on people
that makes you and others uncertain
and then unable to take a stand.

MAIDEN AMERICA steps off cement platform and SAGE hands her the electric trigger. SAGE listens to MAIDEN AMERICA speak as he walks away from her.

MAIDEN AMERICA 
You’re saying the initial, raw, naked
force/energy of the Big Bang
could not have come from nothing,
from some thing that doesn’t even exist.
All that huge amount of force/energy,
or that huge quality of attraction/repulsion
that is characteristic of the four major forms
of energy inside the universe now today,
this force/energy could not have originated from nothing.
OK, that I can understand totally.
But then you said that the force/energy
could not have transformed itself and made
the things inside the universe ALL BY ITSELF.
That the force/energy needs a system
or a method or something else to work
and involve itself with in order to
transform itself into some thing else.
How do you know that?
And remember now, you’re the one
always emphasizing the word, know. 

SAGE 
Because the force/energy of the Big Bang
is similar to the energy in a battery,
but a zillion times more powerful.
The force/energy of the Big Bang is like
the energy inside the magnet, but again
the energy at the moment of the Big Bang
was a zillion times more powerful.
All the different types of force and energy
we are familiar with can’t change into some thing else
all by itself. Something has to be hooked up to an energy source
in order to make use of that energy.
Energy and force no matter how large
can’t change itself into some thing else all by itself. 

MAIDEN AMERICA 
So what do you know? And I mean know.

SAGE raises shotgun to shoulder.

SAGE 
HEY!

MAIDEN AMERICA presses button and clay pigeon flies out from tower behind SAGE. Soft metallic click of trigger mechanism of shotgun is heard.

MAIDEN AMERICA 
Lost bird.

SAGE didn’t load shotgun, intentionally. I’m a little daffy, not you, MILEY, is the want to make her feel now.

SAGE 
MILEY, even were there an infinite
number of universes, as one theory posits,
and given the random, probabilistic
quantum nature of thought we’re all
suppose to know and think so wonderfully with,
and that it’s only luck or chance we exist
the way we are in this one universe,
the question and then the answer is,
what is the source of origin
for the force/energy of this universe,
and all the other universes? 

MAIDEN AMERICA 
No one knows.
You want to do that shot over? 


SAGE 
Nah.

SAGE loads a shell into the chamber and raises shotgun to shoulder.

SAGE 
HEY!

SAGE follows and then points a little farther ahead of speeding clay pigeon, locks on to it and pulls the trigger.

MAIDEN AMERICA 
Dead bird.
And so what’s the answer? 

SAGE 
The source of origin for the force/energy
is responsible for hooking up the system or the method
which transformed the force/energy into something else.
This Source wrought the system and ultimately caused
the transformation of the energy into
all the things inside this universe,
and all the other universes too,
if you want to include them too, in thought.
This statement, that the Source Of Origin
is responsible for our human existence, (beat)
and the answer defines the nature of this Source Of Origin.
Like, ‘ya know, one could soberly and intelligently surmise
that the Source Of Origin is without sentience, of any kind.
The Source Of Origin for the force/energy of the Big Bang is ...?
It's some non-living entity like a rock or a log
or a puddle of water. Could be that way, correct?
I mean, who knows? Right? How absurd
for academia to even consider plausible
that the Source Of Origin could be a sentient entity
and allow investigative thought to be. 

MAIDEN AMERICA 
Absurd? 

SAGE 
HEY!

Two shotgun blasts in quick succession,

MAIDEN AMERICA
Two dead birds.


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