Chicago, IL - "Silly, fantastical, make-believe stories are what most people think of when they think of Dr. Seuss," claims Dr. Werner Schteinkel, who has been studying Dr. Seuss books his entire career trying to figure out if they are just nonsense with an occasional moral to the story, or if there is a deeper meaning to this trove of juvenile literature. Schteinkel was in Chicago giving a lecture on the time-space theorem and how Dr. Seuss' books may just hold the key to understanding the universe.
"Take 'McElligot's Pool' for instance, said Schteinkel, "it's supposedly the story about a little boy who goes fishing in an ordinary mud puddle hoping to catch fish, while adults all around him tell him it is impossible. The symbolism is astonishing," says Schteinkel as he points out the similarities between a wormhole and fishing, and the fact that the child believes that something much larger lies just beneath the surface of such a shallow pool. Dr. Seuss was speaking of infinity, I am certain of that."
"If Dr. Seuss knew the meaning of the universe, then why didn't he just come right out and write a book about it?" asked someone from the audience.
"Ah, but he did," said Schteinkel, "many, many books."