Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Flintstones would beg to differ

Perhaps the fascination that so many of us have with those departed beasts that we label dinosaurs, is that they represent an entire world that rose, prospered and then vanished before any human walked on earth.

Enormous, bizzare and even terrifying, they challenge our egocentric pretentions: a world of life can exist, and that quite comfortably, without a single human in the picture.

(photo by dictybloke)


Ela (braveheart) said...

Perhaps our fascination is rooted in the knowing of the beginning. Perhaps all we want is to know how it all begins, and if it has a beginning, how a beginning has a beginning..if you know what I mean.

eastcoastdweller said...

Infinity, the universal Mobias strip, is indeed hard for the human mind to accept.

xDashofPanachex said...

tyrannasaurus rex is latin for "king of the badasses," because that's what all dinosaurs: the most awesome creatures of all time.

Ela (braveheart) said...

it gives us a chance of...twice in a life time..
and finally we discover and understand and we get life, and the existence is clear.

I am not there yet, and sometimes I am, and then I am not there again, and ..yeah.

Happy Holidays to you EC and to your lovely wife and all your friends!
Happy New Year 2008, may your wishes come true!