Sunday, November 28, 2010

Why We Are Here



My own working assumption of why we are here is that we are here as local-Universe information-gatherers and that we are given access to the divine design principles so that we can therefrom objectively invent instruments and tools -- e.g., the microscope and the telescope -- with which to extend all sensorial inquiring regarding the rest of the to-the-naked-eye-invisible, micro-macro Universe, because human beings, tiny though we are, are here for all the local-Universe information-harvesting and cosmic-principle-discovering, objective tool-inventing, and local-environment-controlling as local Universe problem-solvers in support of the integrity of eternally regenerative Universe.

--- R. Buckminster Fuller

6 comments:

Ignatz Mucklefutz said...

Bucky, dear, dear Bucky, genius mixed with something.

Is he he sure we're the problem solvers? Looks more like an experiment into what can go wrong.
And God said: give them Eden and just a pinch of Rube Goldberg and sit back for the entertainment.

Laurence Holden said...

“Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.” - Buckminster Fuller

Are we not created from nothing? creatio ex nihilo?
"We are created from everything!" exclaims a friend. gazing at his newborn child.

"Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment." - Buckminster Fuller

GULAHIYI said...

Some of Bucky's paragraphs resemble Rube Goldberg machines themselves.

In light of the aforementioned experiments, what a wonderful dance between Chaos and Order it is!

Laurence Holden said...

Nahuatl (Aztec):

"Who has said we come to earth to live
We only come to dance
We only come to dream."

Anonymous said...

And why do we take it all so seriously? We're just spiritual beings having a human experience. Lee Ann Womack says it all in "I Hope You Dance":

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Reconsider
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

Anonymous said...

He was the Tesla of mechanical engineering. Fascinating man.

'74