Thursday, August 07, 2008

Confusion reigns supreme

We all know by now that Islam is a "race" which suffers constant discrimination.
So, here is a story of a Chinese woman who converted to Islam (here we must assume that she also changed her race and became Muslim race) and now is having legal problems in trying to change her race back to Chinese. Are you following this logic???
It all stems from the notion that anybody who is Islamaphobic is a racist.

Then I read the news that the nearly extinct gorilla is in fact thriving in the Congo with approximately 135,000 (yes that figure is correct) population.
This brings me to the conclusion that believing the opinions of "experts" is a dangerous occupation. Experts always take the higher ground when expressing opinions because after all, they are experts and the rest of us are just feeble minded plebs without the benefit of experience and knowledge which makes an expert an expert.

And of course, I'm alarmed about climate change/global warming/greenhouse effect and the fact that the arctic pole aka north pole is melting so rapidly that it might disappear within the next ten years.
No doubt, humans are responsible for this global the experts tell me and I always believe the experts. It is an opinion based upon agreement between experts.
What I'm confused about is knowing that the earth has been evolving from time immemorial (vis Gondwanaland breaking up an forming the different continents) and that 90% of all species that ever existed are now extinct. Somehow I have to resolve this fact with the idea that the planet is always in equilibrium and human activity is causing climate change.

And being the sort of guy that I am, if I was living in the Aztec society four hundred years ago, I would also believe the experts (priests) who told me that if we didn't sacrifice humans on a scale of around 40,000 at a time, the sun might get angry and refuse to rise in the sky.

I'm confused.
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Hammer said...
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Hammer said...

The experts are nothing but politically backed special interest drones paid to toe the party line.

Lexcen said...

Hammer, who controls the party line?
A mysterious cabal of rich and powerful individuals who operate in secrecy?

Jeannie said...

Yes, "they" want you confused.

Just drink more. It doesn't solve anything but you won't care.

Lexcen said...

I have been drinking more and more single malt scotch whisky.

Culturist John said...

As an expert, I can tell you that single malt scotch whisky is good for you. Please drink some on my behalf.