Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Peninsulas pointing south?
Do you believe that this extreme and unnatural deviation from randomness is the surest sign that God exists? Or do you have a better explanation?
I don't think the existence of anything can be proven to absolutely everyone.
The trickeries of the human mind prevent it.
Sometimes you'll look at the clouds and for a fleeting moment see a gryphon, a duck, or the shape of Australia, before the wisps of mist reconfigure or fade away.
So too with the features of the earth. Mountains and valleys, coastlines and seas, all are constantly in motion at what is usually imperceptively slow speeds.
That they appear to be permanent features rather than temporary states is just an illusion that we mayfly-lived humans mistake for permanence.
Isn't including Cape May a bit of a stretch, though?
Ah, you say, but then the question becomes...does God live at the North pole, or the South pole? This is clearly critical, because in the latter situation He is giving us the overwhelming thumbs up.
I expect there's more evidence for the South pole than the North...if He lives in the North, then wouldn't we just call Him Santa?
Second of all, directions are things we have assigned - the peninsulas don't know that they are pointing South. It's such an idiotic and small view of the Earth! Think bigger!
My guess is the spin of the earth, combined with the moon's effects which created the bulge at the equator, which in turn affects plate tectonics.
But then, I have heard of a new theory that dismisses plate tectonics. If that is true, maybe dreamspinner's first guess is right & like certain other things in nature, gravity does make them droop.
Don't question my beliefs because evolution will never be more than a "theory".