posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 04:51 PM
reply to post by EnochWasRight
There's an apocryphal story that has been going around for decades about a South Seas island native who stumbles across a digital watch (dropped by a
research team member at some point, far off in a remote area of the island), and he takes it back to study it. The little things that are moving
around on the face of it are obviously alive (in his perception) and move of their own volition. He has no concept of modern Western time delineation
patterns or about the 24 hours that structured each day of the original owner of the watch, but after studying the watch for a while, he begins to see
a repeating pattern emerge. This suggests that the new thing he's found is intelligent. After all, the most capable and wise of men in his tribe are
also men of dependable response to the world around them. This little whatever-it-is is also responding in a dependable manner. This is very exciting
He begins to devote himself to analyzing and ultimately mapping out the little thing's entire range of activities, as revealed by the constantly
morphing patterns and designs that repeat on its face plate again and again. And it's then that he realizes that the patterns are clearly aligned with
the movement of the sun and moon in the sky. This throws his entire effort into chaos, since sacred concerns are none of his business - being a simple
runner-hunter as he is. So he takes the tiny creature to the tribe's leadership council and shows them what he's realized about its frightening impact
on the entire world around them.
As expected, the council declares that the watch is indeed sacred, lost on the earth by some foolish god, and that it controls the movements of the
sun and moon. Therefore, the tribe member who found it is executed to prevent the rest of humanity from ever knowing about this discovery, and they
dutifully hide it deep within a curse-protected cave so that the world will keep on functioning as it has to that point.
As to how that little story relates to this thread topic, scientific ignorance concerning the entire DNA information suite doesn't allow anyone free
rein concerning the origin of DNA as a material structural dictate. Like the digital watch in that story, there is a truth associated with DNA and how
it presents a basic outline for each corporeal manifestation that possesses it. And just like that digital watch, empirical evidence isn't proof of
what that evidence may seem to suggest. It may very well be that a lot more information is required before any determination can be made.
Then again, it's not that it matters if you go off half-cocked. Hell, there are people out there that think that when they look away from the moon, it
ceases to exist. It's hard to outdo that kind of delusional thinking.
edit on 10/2/2012 by NorEaster because: (no reason given)