Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thoughtful Thursday

Today's subject: Earthquakes.

Reading my favorite go-to compendium of knowledge, The Intellectual Devotional, there was a post-article footnote that caught my eye, and provides a new spin on the whole Global Warming "theory" (yeah, they're still working on proving that one - they don't seem to have quite enough documented evidence yet to believe it)(because all the documenters have been either drowned, blown away or starved to death):

"The indigenous people of Mozambique believe that the earth is a living creature with the same problems as people. When it gets sick with fever and chills, we feel it shake."

This, to my mind - in its beautiful simplicity - is pure genius.

Perhaps herein lies a theory that government intelligence can get their heads around.

Thag feel ground shake. Earth sick. Get doctor. Fix now. Ugh.

Screw Al Gore and all his scientific proof.


neutron said...

That is rather beautiful. Besides I was never one for Al Gore anyway ...

asthmagirl said...

You're making it too simple. I'm sure global warming is far more complex. Al Gore says so!
(I actually thought this was quite lovely!)

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Count of Ping Pong: Its beauty is what caught my eye. Ah, to distill life down to its simplest.

That's it. I'm moving to Mozambique.

BTW - I think Al Gore is also genius. And very courageous. I so wish more people felt the same.

Countess AG: How are K2 and you today, my lovely? Getting some rest?

I believe in the other AG's truth, no matter how inconvenient. ;)

iPost said...

There is something to be said about simplicity. The word simplicity is synonymous with "beauty." And quite possibly "brilliant" as well.

David said...

Simple is good.
It makes me miss Dan Quale and wish that Bush could do an end around and be president forever.
One day I want to be an American so I can proudly quote our leaders!

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child"
vice President Dan Quayle

Your Canadian fan

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess iPost: Well said.

Move with me to Mozambique - think of the postcards!!

Count David: (not to be confused with Camp David, where it sounds like you'd like to be a fly on the proverbial wall) Are you really SURE that one day you want to be an American? Sure, there's Carl's Jr, and Target, but isn't being a North American enough?

I am over the moon that we live above the 49th. They're kind of like that slightly older cousin that's always getting in trouble - thus making you look better by mere comparison. Canada, Je T'Aime!

asthmagirl said...

See... now I'm jealous that you and David are Canadians and I'm stuck with Dubya as my "leader". Hold on... I feel nauseous!

K2 and I have gotten a little more sleep. She's still painful and getting hungrier by the hour. Aren't you a dear for asking!

Memaw's memories said...

I was watching a show on movie making where they showed the ice bergs calving and the flows breaking. This was what Al's people used to prove global warming and win a Nobel prize.

Fact is, it was all computer generated for a movie and they grabbed it and used it. Never happened the way they said it did.

Nicole said...

Sometimes, less is more. This is one of those thoughts that proves it :)

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess AG: Did you notice that Count Neutron is a Canuck as well - WE WILL DOMINATE BLOGSPOT!! Any day now. But oh-so-politely. Sorry to be of any trouble.

Countess MeeMaw: OK, so now I don't know who to believe. I'm going with the Africans. They've been around longer.

Countess Nicole: Not sure if you're talking about me or the quote. But yes, sometimes less is more. It speaks volumes and leads to many fascinating corollary trains of thought.

You're right. I just CANNOT shut up. A blessing and a curse.

RiverPoet said...

It's true. I heard a Methodist pastor describe it this way, "We live in a creation that is sick. Someday it will be made well."

Peace - D

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess RiverPoet: I hope we have the wisdom to make it well soon.

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