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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Philosophical Time!

I've always wondered about this. Is "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" right, and the meaning of life is 42?

But in all seriousness, whenever the topic of the beginning of the world, the purpose of the universe, or the meaning of life, come up, big debates start up.

The other day, some classmates of mine and I were discussing Aquinas, a philosopher from the Middle Ages, when scholasticism was huge.

Now, the purpose of scholasticism is to prove God's existence through science. So basically...

Aquinas' argument wasn't very good...his reasoning was almost terrible, and he wasn't actually using science. The main premise of his "essay" was that in order for everything to happen as it does now, something had to start "everything"--and that something is God.

I know a lot of people agree with this, especially those who are very religious.

These classmates of mine are very conservative, I suppose. For one of them, Creationism is the only way that life could have started, and evolution is simply out of the question. (Internally, I just roll my eyes and gag at that, but since I'm not trying to stir up problems, I didn't say anything). The other girl was all, "oh, how can everything start from one tiny thing exploding?"

First of all, I feel like the beginning of the world should be something humans can't comprehend. After all, it's the creation of the universe, a vast expanse of time and space that even today we can't comprehend.

But it seems that in this new town of mine, everyone seems to think that thoughts like that are crazy, and insane. I might as well be in the Middle Ages with Aquinas being accused of heresy for thinking thoughts like that. *sarcasm*

Just think about it, though. Who are we, us humans, to say that the world has a meaning, the universe has a purpose? If we are the ones who think that everything has a reason, does that make that automatically correct?

Whose to say that the universe just decided one day to spontaneously erupt into galaxies because it didn't give a shit?

I feel that if people are going to around saying that the universe and the world has a meaning and purpose, then they have to explain how and why. They can't just say the ol'
"Duh, everything has a purpose!",
 --because that won't fly with me.

Now let me address another issue of "hey, the purpose of the universe is the creation of humans!" I guess if your religion tells you that god was the one who created the world (of course, there's no mention of the universe), then you'll believe this.

Seven days would translate into roughly oh, you know, almost 4.6 billion years. Not to mention, things such as dinosaurs to prokaryotes are completely moot from the bible. But, I guess god decided it wasn't that important to mention the beginnings of life, eh?

I'm really not trying to offend people who believe in Creationism, so don't take offense.

I'm just saying that it just does not physically make sense that the purpose of earth (let alone the universe), was for humans to come about and be created.

You know why? Earth has been around for ...

4.6 BILLION years.

The universe has been around for much longer than that--some estimate 14 billion years.

You know how long humans have been around? 100,000 to 200,000 regular old YEARS.

Totally makes sense.

Now just to play with your brains a little bit more, as if you aren't already confused enough, chew on this thought:
Can you prove that you yourself exist?
Forget proving that the meanings of things, lets get right down to the nitty gritty. For all you know, you could just be some figment of another person's imagination, a dream caught subconsciously in another person's brain.

For all I know, I could be some mentally insane person, stuck in a white cushioned box, too far gone, just stuck making an imaginary world for myself.

A world where I think that I can succeed, write, and do all the things that I love to do. Trying desperately to create my own reality.


Or maybe I'm not the crazy one. Maybe I'm just a figment of a crazy person's world. Maybe we all are.

Did that confuse you enough? Make you doubt your existence?

Chances are, the one's questioning insanity aren't the insane ones themselves...but I suppose we'll never know.

So yeah...I just threw a whole lot of philosophical crap at you.

But have you ever thought about life, the universe, or the world? Or am I just some freak who thinks about these things way too much?

~Banana Win

P.S. Freaky AND geeky= me-ee! (The most terrible rhyme that anyone has ever come up with).

Thursday, January 10, 2013



Is it just me, or is every song on the radio filled with those oh-so-tempting words: na, na, and na?

To be honest, I'm just getting sick of it. It was okay when My Chemical Romance made one song titled "Na Na Na," a few years ago, but there has recently been a new trigger that has unleashed the wild beast called the Na-Na into the world. It was just fine when Pink came out her Na-Na filled song "So What." It became ironic that blink-182 had Na-Na's in their song "All The Small Things," which just so happened to mock boy-bands...which I will be talking about later.

Hell, it may have even been passable when Selena Gomez came out with her tongue twisting na-nas.

I'm sure you can guess who is a big offender of the Na-Na-Na-Na-blegh's. It's a boy-band (why am I not surprised?), and they have a few songs out there...specifically one song addressed to some insecure girl (because, you know, all girls have to be insecure, because--they're girls), telling her how beautiful she is.

Oh, and didn't I tell you I would get to the boy-band? Fun fact: "All The Small Things" was filmed on the same beach as the aforementioned boy-band song. Considering that the blink-182 song is a 'parody' of boy bands...well...you can figure that out yourself.

But either way, that was the start of the New Age Na-Na Virus. (For the record, there are no cures to viruses...)

And that's when I thought that the Na-Na's had gone away. Perhaps the age of the Na-Na had passed, and we were safe (maybe onto the Age of the Oh-Oh-Ohs?)

I listened to a new song, by a duo called "MKTO," fell in love with their song "Thank You," and then had a facepalm moment when the Na-Na's came on. But because I like their song so much, I can deal with it.

Not to mention...the other day...while searching for "Na Na Na" by MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, I found a same-name song...by the same boy band I've spoken of already. Though it was not as bad as when Bieber came out with "Never Say Never" -- which was a song by The Fray first, it still had me cursing the Na-Na gods. But you know what? Said boy band is a repeat offender, so I'm just going to stop talking about them.

But can you see my point, at least? When did it become "cool" to replace words with wannabe words? It's cool the first time, maybe. It's still fine the second time. The third time comes around, and it's beginning to wear off. The fourth time, no one gives a crap anymore. By the fifth time, people like me are asking the universe "WHY?" and all the other (normal?) people are off bopping their heads to the Na-Na.

I'm telling you: it's a virus! And it's infected many.

And unless your singing an epic song about Sodium (Na)--

--yay for chemistry jokes?--then the word "Na" has no meaning. No meaning at all.

So what's the point of this rant?

Who says there has to be a point? (Ironically, my next post will most probably have something to do with this very question).

Maybe I'm just annoyed that all these songs have the same "lyrics" (if they can even be called that), and I'm just waiting for artists to finally get sick of the two letter phrase. As long as we don't head back to the "Whoa-whoa-whoas," we should be fine.

And I'm pretty sure I've heard a song that literally goes: Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, OH!

(I'm actually not kidding about the last one...just think back to the latest Ice Age movie...was it the 4th one?)

I'm not saying that we should go over the top, drop all filler words like "oh" and "na," but...can we at least find a new filler word?


. . .

Dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, DOT!


~Banana Win

P.S. Like my epic avoidance of all boy band names?