Just Another Day

"Any idiot can handle a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out." - Chekhov

Saturday, September 03, 2005

It's the Complexity, Stupid

Unfortunately, the missionaries have taken their toll on the educational development of kids in Ukraine. I have come across plenty of youngsters who don't believe in things like evolution favoring instead the ludicrous idea of creationism or, just as ludicrous, Intelligent Design. Several things have conspired to this. The two most important are that religion is very fashionable here and the missionary schools have better facilities and food for their students. In other words, people have been bribed by the missionaries to have their kids indoctrinated and it helps the parents look good publicly, i.e., in the fashion sense. Those good people, the missionaries and their donors, have decided to set up brainwashing academies as opposed to actually putting their time and effort in helping the maximum number of children by working with and donating to the public school systems.

Since evolution does come up so frequently in conversations, though, I am going to address it very briefly here. As my title notes, it all boils down to complexity. The evolutionists and IDers promote the idea that there is too much complexity in life and the universe for it to have happened randomly. I say, "Bullshit!!" It is that very complexity, in light of the idea on the other side that there is some Ghost in the Sky (GITS or gITs, as you wish, either way pronunciation makes it clear) with a higher intelligence of a level we will never know, that discredits the idea that it is not chance that put it all together.

Think about it, if GITS is so smart and so powerful then why is GITS actually Rube Goldberg? You'd think s/he/it could have devised things much more simply so we wouldn't have to spend so much time discovering stuff and would be able to spend more time bruising our knees in eternal happiness worshipping the obviously selfish prick (if the texts of the various monotheisms are to be believed). A smart being devises things as simply as possible, i.e., doesn't work to increase complexity but rather reduces things to their simplest form for ease of use and less maintenance.

So, either GITS is a complete fucking moron or there is no GITS. I'm happy either way...your choice.