“Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, ‘I think I’ll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever Comes out’?”
There are a number of shows on Dish re the Origins of the Universe or How the Earth was formed and The Big Bang Theory etc., etc., etc.
You get the idea.
They promised to explain our origins. Wow……these scientists, geologists, physicists, astronomers, and various other assorted experts were finally going to answer the questions “How did we get here and what is the meaning of life?”
All excited, I plopped down in my easy chair and eagerly anticipated the revelation.
This Carl Sagan wanna be proceeded to track the origins of life back through to the origins of the universe and wrapped it all up as the big bang theory.
I kind of followed the logic till he got to the very beginning. He couldn’t really explain what initiated the big bang so he surmised that there must have been a parallel universe that sort of spit us out.
Huh? What the _______?
And he seemed to really believe this. I, of course, realized he was full of dark matter. He didn’t have the answer, but he thought he did.
I wonder how many buy into this line of thinking simply because this guy said it was true.
Another show. How the Earth was formed? Seems that billions of years ago, before the planets existed, all this space junk left over from the big bang was just flying around out there in the black void and every once in a while a few of them would collide and coalesce.
After another 500 billion years, give or take 200 billion, enough of this space junk had collided to form a big ball we now call Earth. After billions of more years of fire, volcanic eruptions, lava flows and 1,000’s of degrees of temperature, the earth cooled, somehow water appeared, oxygen filled the air and life crawled out of the oceans.
Really folks? Really?
These people are no better and have no more of a foundation for their beliefs than religious zealots who claim their interpretations are the word of God and unless you embrace their faith you are doomed to eternal damnation.
Really folks? Really?
Where do some of our fellow human beings get the gall to pretend they have the answer and expect any or all of us to just accept them and their explanations. Indeed, what arrogance, what hubris.
Tell us you don’t really know but this is what you believe. We can live with that. Just don’t pretend to understand our origins. You don’t. Nobody does.
“Secrecy is a vacuum and nothing fills a vacuum like paranoid speculation.” from World War Z by Max Brooks.