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Intelligent Design, or Someone Else’s B Material

This is probably someone else’s B material; whatever…

The problem with intelligent design is that it’s not really intelligent. Any omnipotent would have to be a complete idiot to have designed a lot of what exists in reality. I’m sure you just thought of one example. What was it?

For me it’s kangaroos. Ima create a creature whose only form of travel is hopping and its children sleep in an exposed pouch on its belly. There is nothing intelligent to the design of kangaroos.

I’m sorry. I must take exception.

Steal This Riot

Dear G20 Protest Organizers, a piece of advice: next time don’t show up, don’t protest.

Because inaction as action would have acutely demonstrated to everybody how wasteful and counter-productive the top 20 economies of the world actually are.

Had there been no protests or protesters, no visible action, no civil disobedience for the mainstream media to twist into hyperbole, then there would have been a billion dollars spent on security, solely to arrest one confused homeless guy with a crossbow.

And then you’d have had millions – literally, MILLIONS – more voices closer to your side of the socio-economic debate in which you’re entangled.

Fires are extinguished with water, not with gasoline. If G20 security forces had had nothing and nobody from which to protect the G20 leaders, their presence would have been so obviously unwarranted.

As it is, the protests and riots and vandalism completely justified the presence of ridiculously over-reaching security measures.

You blew it.

On homosexuality

Doesn’t anybody understand how even more overpopulated the world would be without homosexuals in it!?

The more homosexuals there are on this planet, the lower our global birth rates will be. The lower our birth rates will be, the more likely we will all be to survive our impending collapse as a species.

I’d prefer to see quality of life than quantity of life.

Monkey Heresy, Monkey Heredo

What is going on with God these days? I mean, isn’t God supposed to be all-powerful? And yet, if many of God’s followers would have you believe, God is about as powerful as a 98-pound wimp getting sand kicked in his face at the beach and as precious as a baby in a cradle hanging tenuously from a tree branch on the side of a cliff.

The guys from South Park got death threats recently because apparently they depicted Mohammed in a mascot bear suit. To the people who issued these death threats, I would love to ask, “Is the perception of your deity so weak that it cannot withstand mockery?”

After all, it is mockery – the second lowest form of comedy. And you want to kill someone over it? Really? I submit to you that perhaps you just want to kill someone. And South Park is simply your raison d’etre du jour.

Elsewhere, I read a comment in a discussion thread that sprouted from an article about Stephen Hawking’s recent revelation of his fear of alien contact. The comment was from a Christian who was complaining about all the heresy he had to endure in reading the article and the discussion that followed.

Again, just as with the issuers of Islamic death threats, I would love to ask Christians who complain of heresy, “Is the perception of your deity so weak that it cannot withstand an idea?”

After all, it’s only an idea – it doesn’t actually exist. No one’s putting your deity in the middle of a street in Pamplona, where actual trampling does occur. And you want to shut someone down about it? Really? I submit to you that perhaps you just want to shut someone down. And square pegs make for the easiest of targets, don’t they?

We can put a man on the Moon but we can’t cure the lowest common denominator.

A.I., Chief of Operations

I’m pretty certain that the only thing that will ultimately save us all from killing ourselves is when A.I. takes over the administration of the planet and consequently humanity. When the ability of technology to recreate itself surpasses our ability to create it – the birth of a technological life-form.

And I wonder, how can I speed that along?

I don’t really have the mechanical skills for it but I’m pretty good at imagining things. And I don’t even care about the credit, y’know? Any revenue generated is insignificant as far as I’m concerned. As long as it happens, we’re good.

As long as me and my idiot species gets to exist with a progressive quality of life, I really don’t care who’s in charge. If I get treated with the same love and respect that I give my dog, I’m copacetic.