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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Mother Nature

I'm always in awe when I see the anomalies that Mother Nature provides the world. Just the mere fact that I'm sitting here typing a blog is a miracle in itself considering that had my parents been bumpin' uglies and concieved a child just a month before me, I would literally be someone else. This is Syafitri, the newest addition to a family in Indonesia and as you can see, she's quite special-and not in a little yellow bus kind of way. According to global statistics, this baby has a 5-10% chance of surviving, but according to doctors, she is doing very well but has a few complications (obviously). I always wonder why it is that Nature decides to drop a small memo every now and then to remind us that life is special, regardless of how obscure or unusual it may be.


Anonymous igor said...

Ha! That's nothing, think about the following:

for us to be at all, multiple factors must had fall into their respective places, with fine precision: be Earth 1% farther from the Sun, be Sun 1% dimmer than it is, be there no asteroid to kill the lizards, etc - there would be no us at all.

MORE: the set of physical constants seems to be just exact for the universe as we know it to exist - including us!

Now that is the REAL anomaly. Or is it?

Tue Aug 15, 01:11:00 PM

Blogger Kiyotoe said...

And just to piggy back off of igor's comment, doesn't the thought of all these intracacies that make it possible to "be", make you realize just how fragile our existence is?
One minute change, here or there and we could all be living like the freaky people in Total Recall.

Tue Aug 15, 05:51:00 PM

Blogger paz y amor said...

I agree with both of you, and the examples given are SO true- I just didn't want to get that detailed with this post. It's crazy to think how simple life needs to be for some sanity but how complex it is just for us to remain alive. Don't ask me what made me so emotional when I read this article, but I think fatherhood is making me pensive and soft.....

Tue Aug 15, 06:42:00 PM

Anonymous Micki said...

This introduces a very interesting topic: why do anomalies exist? Is one person's anomaly another person's norm? Who's to say the baby you showed is not in some alternate Plain, normal? Or is the Universe/Plain we call Earth, the alternate? Does make one wonder. As always, thanks for planting a seed of inquisitiveness. Love, Micki

Wed Aug 16, 06:28:00 AM

Anonymous igor said...

... and don't forget the anomalies that are being done by humans themselves.

The last one I saw: the NASA lost the original videotape recordings of first lunar landing, (you know - that famous "one small step for a man...")

It's a kind of "answer" to Micki's question of why do anomalies exist...

link here:

Think of US Congress losing the Declaration of Independence...


On serious note - for the "coincidental Universe" question, if someone is interested, one can google for "multiverse, anthropic principle"

Here, for example:


Wed Aug 16, 03:18:00 PM

Anonymous p toes said...

can i just say that i dig this blog. yes, life is fragile; thanks my man.

Thu Aug 17, 08:00:00 PM


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