The academic article was titled “A scalar theory of theodicy”. According to the abstract, bad things happen to good people because, topologically speaking, in a boundless universe, the space underneath a step ladder can be continuously deformed into the space above the ladder, hence everyone is subject to bad luck.
I sat down to read the article and reached for my doughnut, but accidentally tipped over my coffee mug instead.
@FutzleFiction I had to look up that word. I always thought theodicy was an epic poem written by Homer.
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.