posted on May, 6 2011 @ 10:51 AM
This is just a cool term I came across recently, it means "God out of the machine".
The definition from Wikipedia:
A deus ex machina (Latin for "god out of the machine"; plural: dei ex machina) is a plot device whereby a seemingly inextricable problem is suddenly
and abruptly solved with the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability, or object.
Cool, isn't it.
Assuming life is like an artistic endeavor fashioned by some maestro like god or aliens and made to evolve in a rational way from a beginning problem
to a final resolution like a traditional narrative would, then the bad events that threaten to destroy us only to be ultimately relieved in a way
that's beyond comprehension merely hint at a higher operating principle to life than whatever structures we construct to encapsulate ourselves.
It's a higher form of management, if you will, that because of it's triteness and stupidity forces tragedy to become comedy.
Anyone ever experience something like this? Or maybe you even rely on it.
Like what happens when the condom breaks or the car beaks down in the middle of nowhere..