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April 1, 2011

Someone in art class today asked a “why” question to which, after several other remarks like the usefulness of a degree in philosophy, I decided to go to the ultimate philosophical question of “why is there air?”  The person to my right, looked up from her oil painting and started to explain how the gravity of the earth captures the air and keeps it here.  This explains how air got here but not why, but even more important, this put forth the proposition that larger bodies have greater gravity, and therefore greater attraction.

A whole new road, dirt path, or rabbit trail to go down opened up: If it is indeed true that larger bodies have more attraction, then why do we bother to watch our diet and weight?  And does fatal attraction occur when a small body goes spinning madly out of control too close to a larger body?

And this does fit nicely with an older theory of mine that the world was created 100 yards in diameter, that it gained gravity as it accumulated tons and tons of space dust, and that dinosaurs went extinct because they could no longer manage the extra gravity.  From this the logical conclusion would be:  “If you can’t stand the gravity, then lighten up.”   I got this theory from an old man who said he’d been there in the beginning, and that he knew what he was talking about.  He lives in the subterranean basement of a large cathedral, the name of which I cannot divulge because he values his privacy….

flight from gravity...

Leon

 

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2011 3:10 am

    Yes, but did you ever determine the worth of a degree in philosophy?

    • April 1, 2011 3:36 am

      It would give you an edge in getting a manager’s job at Burger King.

      • jed permalink
        April 2, 2011 9:42 pm

        Which, incidentally, would aid one in achieving one’s goal of becoming a more ‘well-rounded’ & ‘attractive’ person! 😉

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