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Thursday, June 18, 2009

life on mars

People often tell me how miraculously coincidental it is that life exists on earth, or that the chances of all the right conditions coming together to allow for life are massively tiny. They ask, "Do you have any idea of how much needed to come together for us to be having this conversation today?"

I think everyone's got it wrong.

Life exists because the conditions were right on earth; the conditions aren't coincedentally "just right" to accomadate for the existence of life.

To apply this concept to the question posed before, everything in the universe didn't happen to allow for myself and the other person to be having the conversation - we were having the conversation because everything else happened.

It's a difficult idea to get your head around at first - read slowly.. and twice.

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i am

vivien, and i ask you to convince me of otherwise.

i'd like to be

a musician
a scientist
a thinker
a photographer
a time traveler
under the sea,
in an octopus' garden
in the shade.

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