August 22, 2005

Someday I'll be a real geek...

And give this little spot of Zippy cyberspace some eye-candy oomph. Shawn and I picked out a new digital camera that was shipped today - so maybe I'll even become cool enough for my Flickr buddies.

I had a post half-done about the 'Ape to Man' History channel special, which prompted many discussions and thoughts about where man has been and is going...I didn't have the fire in me left to finish my rant on 'intelligent design' vs. evolution; although I will say this. If life, history, & experience have taught me anything, it is the truth of cycles - even (most importantly!) in evolution. So we, Homo Sapien, killed off Neanderthal, who had evolved separately but from the same source as us. We didn't want to share resources and we were better equipped for, well, everything. So how will that change once our resources dry up? We will live out our time on earth, and when the climate or war or gas prices or whatever push us over the edge, our cycle will be over. Just like the rise and fall of Rome, England, Druids, dinosaurs, etc.

Obviously I won't deny that humans have made technological advances and progress unlike anything else in 4 billion years. But will that save us from death and cycles? We have all this knowledge and power but our leaders mirror every crazy Shakespearean king. The more things change...

And that includes a healthy young adult's capacity for alcohol. We went tubing again on Sat. and even crashed a riverbank wedding reception. That River Juice is dangerous, and I'm glad to have another year to recover (: On to the Green Grogg!

Posted by zippy at August 22, 2005 5:31 PM