The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86829 Message #1618175
Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
01-Dec-05 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: No invisible means of support
Subject: RE: No invisible means of support
Check out the Astronomy Picture Of The Day site. Glorious things are up there. You can actually watch the "beast" slouching toward whatever---Bethlehem, New York, Andromeda, Orion's Horse-head Nebula coalescing and becoming stars and making planets with their own planets (moons--asteroids--comets) as human eyes watch it s-l-o-w-l-y happening---some of it in our own lifetimes.----And that sets the stage for more "coalescing" into primordial various and sundry soups---some of which can maybe incubate a kind of life naturally---by evolving.
(As Lou Costello said to Bud Abbott, "Naturally? He's on third.")----But given the necessary chance, he, Naturally, will steal home from third while the catcher maybe/maybe not, seemingly, drops the ball---. Then the White Sox batter runs safely to first. PURE CHANSE creates the momentum and...
...ant the Chicago White Sox won the WORLD SERIES with a clean sweep! That's close to being as momentous as life starting here on Earth----and wherever else (maybe). **SMILE** ;-)
Folks, go look at that space photos site. There is a new one every day. And sometimes you can see what has happened when entire galaxies collide---and leave their tell(the)tale residue dust an' chunky stuff the size o' Venus to get "towed around the heavens all day"---like that good old song, 'That Lucky Old Sun' says. Our Cassini Probe has taken photo views of Saturn and all the simply unbelievable rings and many moons and asteroids. And the cloud patterns in the atmosphere of Jupiter---with methane gas dust storms larger than our whole planet Earth---layered like a spinning beaker filled with multi-viscous liquids------OR a Navajo sand painting meant to depict the stratas of the Badlands or the Wind River Valley. No I.D. there (Intelligent Design) that I can see. Just, once-you've-got-the-Hubble-Telescope, observable and eventually explainable nature processes.
It's the nature of the beast that's slouching toward Bethlehem Steel---at least until---as Si Kahn wrote:
"The mills have shut down,
It was all that I'd knowed,
Tell me where can I go?
Tell me where can I go."