Two posts to brighten up your day:
1. An eloquent post from Robert Patterson about the “Gift Economy”:
In a Gift Economy, the highest status belongs to those who have given the most. But what is most important, he says, is that the gift must always move. This idea was recently popularized by the terrific little movie called Pay it Forward.
Every gift is its own reward, but that reward is multiplied, without limit, when the gift, or any gift, is passed along to others.
A story is a gift. Blogs are gifts. Ideas and insights and teaching and counsel are gifts. Conversations are gifts.
2. Tony Goodson talks about God and particle physics:
Two particles can communicate with each other at faster than the speed of light, over considerable distance!! The first thing I would question is the experiment. Is what was measured and observed accurate!! If it is then how the hell do we explain entanglement.
And where does God come into this. Well for me, I’d rather place this stuff which is way out, in the realms of spirituality for the time being, rather than science, which looks to be struggling like a cornered Creationist, on this one.
[Re. the cartoon] This kind of stuff might be what’s freaking out the ladies…
Hmmm, disagree… i think that would touch someone… i think it shows vulnerability and risk… and the ability to love
Love it…absolutely love it!
Very intense. I think it rocks!
Keep on keepin’ it real.
i’m a big fan of gapingvoid, i love every card you make.
you have fans in mexico!!
this is a great one!
Belongs in ther realms of spirituality for sure :0)
Every time some bonehead suggests it would be better to say “god did it” rather than work something out, a little angel science dies in science heaven.
…mind you, it would get the scientists out to the pub a lot earlier.
I love the drawing. I think the idea of attributing to God what science hasn’t yet figured out is a sure way to keep people in the stone age. Science (unlike some religions) doesn’t claim to have all the answers – just some good questions and a useful process for finding answers and then improving or abandoning those answers as the quest reveals more.
Discovery of things like how blood works were delayed for centuries by just this type of thinking. Maybe had the thinking been different many more problems like disease and famine would have been worked on sooner.
Sorry, that should have been “little angel scientist”… a little angel subeditor just carked it.
Dig the drawing. Everybody’s got their take on the love thing…and this is a conversation, after all.
Re: the God and particle physics. There’s an enormous amount of mystery still left in science and spirituality. Read The Tao of Physics, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, or some other quantum physics theory, and it can get quite metaphysical. Why is the Universe so perfectly ordered? Yes, there’s the Big Bang, but what started that? And the particle stuff you reference — whoa.
I agree with John that science has “…some good questions and a useful process for finding answers and then improving or abandoning those answers as the quest reveals more.” I wonder what’s really “out there” — even Einstein mused that there might be some great designer out there who had put it all together, but he was also a scientist through and through, and needed to see evidence and proof.
But will there be some convergence point between science and spirit? Hmmm…
“If it is then how the hell do we explain entanglement.”
they share all attributes/values.
Awesome. The rhime, the subject, everything.
Also reaching new fans in Brazil.
Regards from Sao Paulo/BR, hope your success gets even bigger, mate!