Homer Numan

Homer Numan

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Randomness


''Humans will believe in almost anything that denies the sheer randomness of existence.''

A quote from the character Jack Harkness in Torchwood.

And it's true. Religion, drugs, alcohol -- they're pretty widespread.

If an ant wanders across a pavement and someone steps on it, is that destiny? Or just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

If a person steps off a kerb and is struck by a bus, is that destiny? Or just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Life is random. Everything in our own personal little worlds can change in a second. Or a year.
Nothing is pre-destined. No-one can see the future. No-one can or ever could prophesy with any accuracy events to come. And the search for meaning where there is none is a futile gesture.

2 comments:

Ant said...

I feel so bad about that worm that I stepped on this morning after reading your blog post. I think finding your blog was destiny for me.

gerry lvs castro said...

Don't panic Ant -- worms can usually survive being stepped on. Give my regards to Dec.