November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving

"No presents, just eating," said the nine-year-old when he was a mere four-year-old. I'm inclined to agree. I'm thankful to many people, not least of which is my long suffering wife (if only because she has to put up with me), but it's very hard for me to thank a conjecture--a throw of the dice. Reading the Iliad, one quickly discovers that option one for humanity was the notion that the gods (there had to be many of them, because there were many of us) weren't all that different from us, except that they had cool superpowers. Option two was a single God who was much different from us. I'm waiting for option three...

Posted by Ideofact at November 22, 2007 02:51 AM
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