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Thu, Oct. 20th, 2005, 09:24 am
I'm in a bad mood today.

It was drawn to my attention in a post in one of the LJ communities I read that someone named G. Evelyn Hutchinson said. "Disorder spreads through the universe, and life alone battles against it."

G. Evelyn Hutchinson couldn't have been more wrong if he'd declared that up is down, wet is dry, and light is dark. A far more accurate statement would be, "The universe is, by nature, orderly, and life alone is short-sighted enough to battle against it." The universe without life would be as a clear, cool pond with a silt-covered bottom. Introduce life into the equation and you have hordes of wild beasts stampeding through the pond, stirring up the muck, causing swirling eddies of sludge to destroy the purity and clarity of the water. But the joke is on life -- that perfect little pond will be there long after life expires. As soon as the ravening hordes die off, the murk will begin to settle again, and the universe will begin to move once more toward a peaceful stillness.

Think about it. All the chaos in your life is caused by living beings (mostly by people). All your strife, all your struggles, all your drama, all your trials and tribulations are the result of interference by other life forms. Peace through superior firepower is not enough. The only way to achieve true peace is through 100% genocide of all species. Life struggles. It's what life does. So long as life exists, it will find something to struggle against, and in so doing, spread disorder through the former stillness of existence. LIFE spreads disorder through the universe, and the universe alone battles against it. Fortunately, the deck is stacked. Much like a Vegas casino, the universe always wins in the long run. It's just a pity that it's such a slow process.

Thu, Oct. 20th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)

I would tend to agree with you. Wasn't there some supervillan in some movie that wanted to end all life on earth because without life there would be beautiful puritiy without chaos?