I should be writing a paper

April 21, 2008 — Leave a comment

Alright, no more messing around.

Seriously, I mean, why have a blog if you never write in it, right?

So, from now on, more updates.

First let’s talk about procrastination.

Actually, nevermind, I’ll save that for a later post.

So I just finished There Will Be Blood, and now I feel the need to add Oil! (by Upton Sinclair) to my reading list to get a better idea on what the movies was driving at. Excellent movie though, go rent it now.

Speaking of Upton Sinclair, anybody read The Jungle? What a great book, right? (Although it will permanently ruin hotdogs for you)

What great propaganda for the socialist campaign under the guise of exposing the evils of the Chicago meat-packing industry around the turn of the century (that’s the 20th mind you, not the 21st). Really demonstrates the working man’s plight and survival of the fittest.

Survival of the fittest…what a novel concept

I wonder if there’s any truth to that “scientific” theory, or natural law I suppose depending on who you ask.

Well I mean I guess it would have to be a law of nature, because in order to be a scientific theory it would have to be falsifiable in some way.

In order to be falsified though, we would have to run an appropriate experiment.

Although the fitness of a particular animal might be hard to determine after it dies, but then again, if it dies then it must not have been fit (or so the reasoning goes)

So I suppose it would follow then that the one footed bird I saw the other day a Chipotle getting along just fine (I mean who wouldn’t thrive living off Chipotle scraps?) was more fit than all the bird with two feet who get eaten by cats or run over cars.

It would seem fitness is proven by survival, but doesn’t that just beg the question? I mean are we really just saying, “the ones that survive are the ones that survive”?

Sounds like shoddy science to me, but I could be wrong, I often am, believe it or not.

Maybe there’s something more significant roaming around in my brain than this, but then again, Dallas is not the best for fostering creativity. It could be worse though. A lot worse probably, so don’t necessarily file that as a complaint.

In other more significant news, the semester is coming to close, much like a large wooden door about to slam shut, all the while you still have one foot in the door as you try to get some issues clarified.

Unfortunately the choice inevitably becomes, your learning or your life (i.e. sanity). It seems at a certain point there comes a time to just power through and hope for the best.

So that’s where the things are for me at least, a few more papers to go, 5 finals to cram for, and jobs to keep up with as always.

Here’s to two more weeks of class.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript

5 Bands you Need to Know:

  1. The Matches
  2. Secret & Whisper
  3. Jose Gonzalez
  4. Memphis May Fire
  5. Vampire Weekend

3 Books you Need to Read:

  1. Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective (ed. Fred Sanders & Klaus Issler)
  2. The Problem of Pain (C. S. Lewis)
  3. Chasing the Dragon (Jackie Pullinger)

1 Movie you Need to See:

  1. Eagle vs. Shark


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