Friday, March 10, 2006

Nutcracker (with apologies to Sartre)

I love macadamia nuts, Chris and I even have a tree. I used to crack the nuts with pieces of rock, then we got Le Bonk which is a small vice that splits the nuts with little effort. The difference between the two in how they work is not vast. They both perform the job well.

The difference is that the vice was designed to crack the shell of a macadmamia nut, the rocks just happened to do an excellent job. Sartre proposed that we are like the rocks. We can do many tasks well but we were not designed for them. Sometimes I think we confuse these two catagories and believe like the vice that we are designed.

Just because we crack nuts well does not make a designer necessary.

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