Saturday, September 02, 2006

"Thoughts, Pt. 1" from Berriozabal...

Why do we spend so much effort, money, and resources to explore the moon? Why do scientists and mathematicians spend their lives in solving complex equations or investigating the existence of God? And if in fact it is proven that God does or does not exist, what is to become of these findings? World War III? Is that why the moon seems like such a desired destination, where the human race can escape to after the earth is blown all to hell? And if there is not a God, who is going to take his place? Will it be the people who control the world through power, wealth, and amassing the most dangerous weapons in terms of destruction-making capabilities. Why doesn't the earth concentrate on dealing with the earth's problems before sending spacemen out to space? Such a question is too simple, I'll leave that to all of you to answer. It seems like the human race is always seeking what others have, never satisfied with what they have. There is so much of the earth that we don't know about, and so much we know about that we could solve without resorting to genocide, outright thievery, and enslavement of the mind, body, and soul. How much did it cost to wipe out Pluto from planet-hood? Who wants to be God? Those who say aye might suffer Pluto's fate.

- Luis C. Berriozabal

go HERE for a review of Luis' book Raw Materials

**posted for LCB by CC**

4 Comments:

Blogger H. said...

That's spot on man. Good stuff. I'm glad you mentioned PLUTO. How COMICAL, for a collection of folks to, with an utterance, erase a "non-planet planet" from the solar system...wow. Here's your headline:

DORK CONVENTION DESTROYS PLANET!
Scientists Exact Long-Plotted Revenge on High School Football Playing/Pluto Loving Jocks, Sets Sights On Uranus, Goofy...

Anyhow, good work man.

2:17 AM  
Blogger Partisanpoet said...

And Pluto just keeps on keepin' on oblivious to the buzzing of some self-important creatures a gazillion miles away of a lonely rock . . .

We invent gods as ideals. They become a crutch until we outgow them and invent a new one, (money?) when all we really have in the vast and endless silence of the universe is each other.

That's it

just you and me and 8 or so billion cousins. If we can't learn to communicate with each other -- to love and respect each other and ultimitely ourselves then what else is there for us but extinction and what difference does it all make --

on Pluto

7:36 AM  
Blogger H. said...

CHURCH!

"...when all we really have in the vast and endless silence of the universe is each other."

Wow. So true it rattles the inner cage, stunts us back to life...

Good stuff.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Luis said...

H.

Yes, PP has it right, each other is all we have, now what to do about hate, jealousy, and the need to make oneself feel better at the expense of others.

9:09 AM  

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