Rand Paul’s April Fools’ Joke Combines Trump and Science


Sen. and former GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul sent out trio of tweets yesterday promising a major endorsement. Ornamented with signifiers like “YUGE” and some hyperbolic bluster, the tweets suggested Paul was going to endorse Donald Trump.

But as Shakespeare wrote in Julius Caesar, beware the last day of March. It was a setup for an April Fools’ Day prank. Instead of endorsing Trump today, Paul endorsed entropy.

If you need a high school science refresher, here is an explanation of entropy, via Khan Academy:

In short, it is a measure of disorder “in a universe that tends toward disorder,” this election included.