Friday, March 04, 2005

So, it's March.

Yeah, this is pretty much the best month ever. It contains my two favorite holidays in the calendar year. St. Patrick's day, and my birthday. The advent of Marchi Gras was several years ago, and it celebrates the week of debauchery that is the time between my birthday and the most Irish of holidays. It's a good time, and I wish you all a good March. Now, on the the comments, questions, and complaints:

I went to a presentation put on by the "Master Plan Ministry" at the local college here the other night. The presentation was called, "Are you a Monkey" and had to do with the concept of "Intelligent Design"...essentially it was a bunch of scientists who got together to tear apart the evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin. That is all well and good. We are forever looking for new explanations for life and how we got here, what we're doing here, etc. HOWEVER, I think it is very important that you have actual new developments before you go to press with a glossy new DVD about your theories. What I'm saying is that I didn't learn anything I didn't already know about life from this presentation. Obviously there is some force in the universe that gives direction to cellular (not phone) development and creates varieties of life. The problem is--and always has been, as far as I'm concerned--that nobody knows what this is. Not one person has been able to realistically quantify this force and the reasons for its decisions. So I think the whole thing is fine to think about, but don't bother me with theories until you have something more concrete that what the force is NOT. That's all I have to say about that.

Other than that, all is well with the world, I think. So we'll talk more later. Okay? Okay.

-A.R. Leith

p.s.- I'm sorry this wasn't more profound or anything, but it's early, and my arm hurts.

p.p.s.- Justin, we need to talk.


Larakin said...

Why do we need to talk?

anyway, I have always thought that way as well. My only answer is that we are not developed enough to understand what this thing is that is driving the "evolution." I think of this thing as "God," not in a religous sense but basically as a placeholder for the concept that we cannot unterstand yet. That is why there are so many different versions of god, and if you look at them all they basically the same but perceptually different.

Morgan said...