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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Science of Sarah Palin

Okay. Here goes.

A blog is a place especially designed to raise your voice. And people can choose to read it or not. Right? That means you. Because this is my contribution to the dialogue about Sarah Palin. Take it or leave it.

I struggled for a year to decide whether or not to blog. I was nervous about the blah-blah-blah factor. And narcissism. I worry that we have an inaccurate sense of our own importance and relevance and competence. Don’t get me wrong. I believe that we are all incredibly worthy and inherently good and our voices have a place. I just don’t believe that we are all meant to have leadership roles on the world stage – not without hard work, anyway. Not without study and discipline. Not without experience. And context.

That is why I created a tight frame for this blog – eMotion – a place to comment on the emotion of motion. Or the opposite, the challenge of inertia in the human spirit. Or worse, entropy. Because these are things I know about.

Some of these things are scientific terms, mind you. Inertia is a concept of classical physics. It is the resistance of an object to a change in its state of motion.

Entropy is a quantum term, worthy of a more thorough explanation of what it means:

1. Symbol S For a closed thermodynamic system, a quantitative measure of the amount of thermal energy not available to do work.
2. A measure of the disorder or randomness in a closed system.
3. A measure of the loss of information in a transmitted message.
4. The tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of inert uniformity.
5. Inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society.

It seems to me that THOSE OF US WHO BELIEVE IN SCIENCE, have a distinct advantage in this upcoming election. Because we can count on the fact that as we work diligently toward a higher consciousness, there will be a distinct and scientific tendency for opposition.

Which also means that the higher the consciousness, the more quantum the desire for true change on a global scale, the more aggressive and backward will be the opposition. Need I say more?

At first I kept thinking that it was unfathomable that creationism and reproductive choice are actually things we must struggle against and/or for.

But then I recalled that the science of progress means that as hard as we work, there will be a pull in the opposite direction. Disorder. Randomness. Chaos. That these things are SCIENTIFICALLY inevitable.

So that’s how I put my mind at ease. I believe that Sarah Palin is scientific evidence that we are onto something. The universe loves balance. So the science of Sarah Palin, the absurdity of it all, simply means that the quantum force for positive, conscious change must be incredibly strong.

We just need to harness our energy to move conscious voters to the polls. We need only to tip the scales in our energetic favor for one day.

And because of the whole science thing (not to mention the whole Constitution thing) our work will never be done. There will always be opposition and there must always be freedom of expression.

But at least we will know that our children will be taught that there is a science to how the world works. And if you care to explore quantum physics (THE DANCING WU LI MASTERS, Gary Zukav is a good one to start with) you will see that science is big enough and generous enough to hold all the best parts of spiritual devotion in its hands.

So don’t panic. Trust science.

And then vote.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoy most of your blogs, but when you venture into politics, as a business owner, you are standing on thin ice. I'm not sure what all that Science of Sara Palin was supposed to be about. However, let me tell you that I believe she represents common sense and morality which is sorely lacking in politics.