Thursday, June 23, 2005

What The Bleep?

"Mary Mary quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells And pretty maids all in a row." --traditional English nursery rhyme

O How the mind's constructed image of people and things can pivot and change upon something so seemingly inconsequential as a simple suggestion to see a movie. The revelation comes not from the film itself - in this case, What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? - but from the mechanisms it employs in us to help perpetuate its existence. Word of mouth propagation, easily seen to flower and fruit in minds of certain soil fertility.

Recommended to me by a number of people, saying it was all about quantum physics and other things that seemed to intrigue me, I sat down tonight to watch it, quite excited. But although my optimism managed to hold on for a little while at the start, it wasn't too long before the film's true nature was revealed; the typical pseudo-scientific seedlings, weeds to be pulled in an already overgrown garden.

That which we recommend reveals much about our nature. How does your garden grow?

Frozen water crystals


Blogger Jenni said...

I think you should read "Sock" by Penn Jillette and tell me what you think. That's a lot of thinking.

6/24/2005 01:51:00 pm  
Blogger Joshua said...

Thanks for the recommendation :)

I'm not sure it's been released over here yet. Might have to order it in.

6/25/2005 04:08:00 pm  

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