Saturday, September 23, 2006

post prelims mood - irwin, religion & blah

if u've read e ST recently, there was this very gd article abt steve irwin in e review section.

it's quite a lengthy article but i very much agree with e points e author had mentioned.

But the lesson learnt — that animals think and behave like human beings — is a harmful and erroneous one. It was precisely that kind of mistaken arrogant thinking that killed Mr Treadwell and, to a lesser extent, Irwin. While Irwin never pretended that all the animals he encountered were cute and cuddly, he did, as Ms Greer pointed out, “barge into” their space to “manhandle” them.

Her ultimate fear, she concluded was that “a whole generation of kids in shorts seven sizes too small has learnt to shout in the ears of animals with hearing 10 times more acute than theirs, determined to become millionaire animal-loving zoo owners in their turn”.

It’s one thing to dress your poodle up in baby clothes, it’s totally another thing to assume that your poodle likes it. Irwin’s downfall was assuming he knew better than the animals and that he had the upper hand.

Human beings can sometimes be animals, but animals will never be human.
so yeah there u have it. not like we're saying irwin deserves it but smtimes we're just too full of overselves to assume tt everyone/everything will think & behave e same way as us.


btw, i found some interesting quotes regarding religion. it's thought provoking so i tot i might paste it here. :)

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. Albert Einstein

Or what about the statue in California currently said to be crying bloody tears? Why worry about the alleged weeping of a plaster effigy when so many actual human beings have reason to cry? Anna Quindlen (newsweek)

How do you define God? Like this. A God I could understand, at least potentially, was infinitely more interesting and relevant than one that defied comprehension.
Robert J. Sawyer

anyway, tt stupid ceremony is tml. i'm stuck @ home with my bro. believe me i can be so childish smtimes tt i'll get into fights with him. e only difference is tt he cries & i don't. @_@
haix. i've been sourcing youtube for animatrix clips too. e duration is abt 9 mins & e animation & storylines are fantastic. if u guys want i cld paste it in my blog for ya. muahaha.

until then, adios.

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