One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

12/22/09

On the philosophy of Avatar

There’s a sense of entitlement —


‘We’re here, we’re big, we’ve got the guns,


we’ve got the technology, we’ve got the brains,


we therefore are entitled to every damn thing on this planet.’


 


That’s not how it works


and we’re going to find out the hard way


if we don’t wise up and start seeking a life


that’s in balance with the natural cycles of life on earth.


 


James Cameron on “Avatar”


Who knew there were trillions


of more than 2,000 species of microorganisms living in the human body


before 2008?


 


When what lives dies and/or matter disintegrates,


does what was become part of something else?


 


Every atom you possess has almost certainly passed through several stars


and been part of millions of organisms on its way to becoming you.


 


Bill Bryson


 


If something started everything, and everything’s the same only different,


is everything everything?


 


If there was, is, and will be only so much stuff,


how old are you?


If what is, is until it’s not,


is non-sentiency more probable than sentiency?


 


If mold continues to multiply after eating half a piece of cheese,


what happens when demand exceeds supply?


 


If we’re the mold and Earth is the cheese,


how many need and/or want how much,


where is half way, who’s got what’s left, who gets cut off when,


who will compete with who for what’s left,


 


and how is who most likely to win?

1 comment:

Abner Doon said...

7 billion need enough food, water and energy to feed a larger following generation.

Half way is when everyone can't get enough to feed themselves and their kids.

The wealthy and well armed will have what's left.

The poor get cut off first.

The well armed will compete for what's left.

America has more toys and fewest people per farmland than everyone else.