Ain't made out to the Porches since Halloween to treat the kiddies.
So much piled up on mah desk that I fled my study for solace......
...an' now the dining room table also looks a like a lava flow of books. I'se thinkin' on di-vorcin'
Uncle Aloysius iffin' he doan build me a library real soon...
whar's I gonna put all these books???
Folks send me so many clips and blips on the computer fer, ahem! "real work" that I'se guilty -feelin' fer even thinkin' 'bout bloggin.' But stuff is seepin' through that I'm jes' throwin' off mah desk so I can git ter work--this is among the stuff I'se movin' to make space fer work:
The Hollywood horror of the month is not Halloween but the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) 's impending strike...meaning no more Saturday Night Live or David Letterman --jes' reruns. The writers ain't strikin' fer money, but fer a method to collect when TV ain't. I means, when all content is a personal download onto what ever screen ya'll uses. Ultimately, it's a question of intellekshul property rights--the music industry an' artists all have the same struggle--Aunty ain't no glamorous Hollywood-er, but iffin' anybody is interested in the food fight between the screen writer's and the wonks, read it here.
What would the world look like iffin' creative folks quit creatin' ? If ever' thang were jes' some derivative of somehtin' already done...well, it bears some thinkin', an' I ain't shure whar' I is on it.
But I also seen how a famous atheist done had a turn of mind, shall we say. Antony Flew is a famous British philosopher who used to hang at Oxford wif' C.S. Lewis and his gang...but Flew flew that nest in search of science, not God.....but now, mor'n a half century later, here is a clip:
Anthony Flew: There were two factors in particular that were decisive. One was my growing empathy with the insight of Einstein and other noted scientists that there had to be an Intelligence behind the integrated complexity of the physical Universe. The second was my own insight that the integrated complexity of life itself – which is far more complex than the physical Universe – can only be explained in terms of an Intelligent Source. I believe that the origin of life and reproduction simply cannot be explained from a biological standpoint despite numerous efforts to do so. With every passing year, the more that was discovered about the richness and inherent intelligence of life, the less it seemed likely that a chemical soup could magically generate the genetic code. The difference between life and non-life, it became apparent to me, was ontological and not chemical. The best confirmation of this radical gulf is Richard Dawkins' comical effort to argue in The God Delusion that the origin of life can be attributed to a "lucky chance." If that's the best argument you have, then the game is over. No, I did not hear a Voice. It was the evidence itself that led me to this conclusion.