Sunday, February 10, 2008

What Boredom Leads To.

I'm dressed in double layers and I'm still cold. I was going to go out today to get a few things done, but this windchill has pretty much convinced me to stay put. I've been surfing blogs, reading Google News, listening to talk radio over the net, etc.

One of the blogs I visit is run by a fellow Saskatchewanian, who happens to be at the other end of the ideological spectrum. Occasionally he posts something that interests me enough that I'll weigh in, which invariably means I will disagree with his position. Well almost, anyway. Sean in Saskatchewan, who is actually an import from Ontario where it's always warmer (why did he come here?? Is he nuts?), put up a new post today about global warming. My response to it is as follows. I think this response is worthy of its own posting and I sure would like to hear other people's views on these questions. Here goes:

An exercise in futility?
Not at all. It's an exercise in boredom.

Could a godless socialist with nothing to do on Sunday morning come up with something else? I'm curious to know what science says caused the Big Bang? What created all that matter that went kaboom with such force that it created a still ever expanding universe? If the Big Bang was the beginning of time, does a godless socialist have an explanation for what processes went on before the beginning of time, to cause the Big Bang. Could there have been a creative force, or, (excuse me godless socialist, for I am about to sin), in otherwords, could there have been a some sort of God?

Do you care?

As a godless free market capitalist with only a peabrain to work with, I have a really hard time conceptualizing the "beginning of time". In fact, it's just as hard on my poor old gray matter trying to figure out the only alternative, namely how infinity could run in both directions, endlessly into the depths of the past as well as into the future. Now, a debate about that sort of stuff could be interesting.

The windchill is getting pretty close to -40C which has caused me to postpone what I was planning to do today, so I'm not too interested in global warming hype. That, plus I'm bored.


Blogger huffb1 said...

I have good news for you. The windchill warning has ended. Well it has ended where I live. I don't know what part of the province you live in so it could still be in affect there.

February 10, 2008 11:00 pm  
Blogger Sean S. said...

I came for the PhD research and ended up falling for Saskatchewan (and a Sask girl) crazy? probably...but this place grows on you after awhile.

February 13, 2008 2:21 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

Yup. I'm a flatlander. Always have been. Can't stand being in the mountains. Feel claustrophobic in the forest and, when I'm in Vancouver or Victoria, I feel hemmed in with ocean in front of me and mountains behind. I gotta be able to see for miles and miles and miles.

I once met a woman from Ontario who said the prairies made her feel like the sky was going to fall on her head. Nothing was holding it up. It made her feel very uneasy. Funny how the landscape affects the psyche.

Besides that, Saskatchewan has all kinds of beautiful hidden little treasures. I grew up the Qu'Appelle Valley and can attest to the fact that our landscape is not all flat. We have some stunning vistas.

February 13, 2008 4:55 pm  

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