Sunday, 21 July 2019

Prophecy Where I Couldn't

Prophecy Where I Couldn't

 placed in a horrible childhood environment would make decisions that meant you ended up eventually graduating uni well d

one you for dragging yourself up by your shoelaces but you were lucky you didn't create the bit of you that dragged you up there not even your shoelaces I suppose

I worked hard to achieve whatever dubious achievements I've achieved but I didn't make the bit of me that works hard and more than any more than I made the bit o

f me that ate too many burgers instead of attending lectures when I was here at UWA understanding that you can't truly take credit for your successes nor truly b

lame others for their failures will humble you and make you more compassionate empathy is intuitive but is also something you can work on intellectually for exercise I'

m sorry you pasty pale smoking philosophy grads arching your eyebrows into a Cartesian curve as you watch the human movement mob winding  using two entirely

 different sets of assumptions like two tennis players trying to win a match by hitting beautifully executed shots from either end of separate tennis courts by the

way while I have science and arts graduates in front of me please don't make the mistake of thinking the Arts and Sciences are at odds with one another that is a recent stupid and damaging idea you don't h

ave to be unscientific to make beautiful art to write beautiful things if you need proof Twain Douglas Adams Vonnegut McEwen Seguin Shakespeare Dickens for a start

 you don't need to be superstitious to be a poet you don't need to hate GM technology to care about the beauty of the planet you don't have to claim a soul to promote com

passion science is not a body of knowledge nor a belief system it is just a term which describes humankind's incremental acquisition of understanding through obse..

rvation science is awesome the Arts and Sciences need to work together to improve how knowledge is communicated the idea that many Australians including o

ur new p.m. and my distant cousin Nick Minchin believe that science the science of anthropogenic global warming is controversial is a powerful indicator of

 the extent of our failure to communicate the fact that 30% of the people in this room just bristled is further evidence still the