Wednesday 21 March 2018

#479 Life as a pool table - part 2

The concept of mating
After writing part 1, I realised that the concept of growth would have been better explained in terms of a singular ball continuing to accumulate dust as it rolls around. Then when a ball stuck to another ball, that could better be described as the concept of mating.

The concept of reproduction
Over time, for some of the balls that get stuck together, parts of them merge and then break off and start rolling around on their own. This gives us the concept of reproduction.

Day and night
One feature of the pool hall in which the slate table and sticky dust balls exist is the alternation of light and dark. I will regard the existence of light and dark as a given. I won't go into why or how there is light and dark. Let's just imagine that the lights are on during the day and are switched off at night.

So the balls carry on rolling around. Growing, surviving, mating and reproducing under light and darkness.

The balls still have no idea what they're doing.

To be continued


Fizzfan said...

“The balls still have no idea what they're doing”.

I know.

Profound Familiarity said...

Oh yeah I saw that on Facebook.

I do think it's a shame.

Although I can't say I ever gave money to Save The Rhino so if you need a scapegoat, look no further.

Fizzfan said...

No scapegoats required. Here’s the culprits.....
‘Rhino poaching has escalated in recent years and is being driven by the demand for rhino horn in asian countries, particularly Vietnam. It is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine but more and more commonly now it is used as a status symbol to display someone's success and wealth’.

Words are wholly inadequate sometimes, but how was that hideous, pointless, lunacy allowed to continue to a point of them becoming extinct.
My never ending itches of disbelief in the utter twaddle people believe in and their suspension of any moral conscience and indeed their cruelty has just done me in today.

Profound Familiarity said...

They are beautiful animals.