Weirdness abounds in this wee place.
You gotta laugh, really.
I'm trying. When's summer?
How many people are afraid to ask their mechanic to explain themselves?
How many people peer under the bonnet of their car with foreboding and total incomprehension. That should give you a number.
But David can, of course, rattle off technical terms that would impress even the most seasoned of automotive engineers.
t my social inadequacy was emblazoned on my forehead like a huge flashing neon sign.
Good thing you weren't on drugs at the time.
(obviously, in my case, not for the survival of our species...except I am a good & useful family member.)
Methinks we need more of the good & useful than genes. But the physical aside, its the quirks in consciousness that really tickle me.
I forgot the individual variations thrown in the mix.
Now some of them are funny... in all kinds of ways.
-it will be considerably saner than we are-
Our Problem if I may be bold is wildly disparate cultural adaptations in various stages of evolution, which are all rubbing up against each other. No getting away now. No siree bob... i like to make light of such things. Perhaps I'm a sad bastard.
I am and always will be proud of my status as an ape. A great ape, if I were to brag.
Makes monkey-like grovelling gesture.
Without knowledge we would not be destroying our own habitat.
Or maybe in that other universe where we didn't get wheels and fossil fuels, humanity still a few millions years of life left in it. Or maybe the smart pricks haven't turned up yet.
My theory was this: Like Cain (and us), the Caucasians began to encroach on the territory of their neighbors -- the Semites being their neighbors to the south. They began to water their fields with the blood of the Semites.
His theory sucks. He makes too much out of monkeys fighting over a waterhole.
Well I was kind of interested until this:
As an aside you might be interested to read his alternative theory on The Fall of Man, Cain and Abel, and the knowledge of good and evil:
Sorry the Fall of Man, is a biblical fantasy. We are the way we are because of our lowly origins, we are monkeys. Not because of we did something wrong somewhere and fell out of favour with some celestial dictator. The urban/rural divide has been the bane of humanity since foreva. Reading metaphors into biblical narratives is a mugs game.
The whole Daniel Quinn/Ishmael thing just looks dodgy.
four possible scenarios for the near future...
Oh joy :-|