Genial or not?

It is often said that there is a thin line between madness and genius. This is true I suppose, and many of the geniuses that have enlightened us have also had eccentricities that have amused us.

It does however, not always hold true in the other direction. There are plenty of people that are straight up fucking mental without the genius part coming in.

7 thoughts on “Genial or not?

  1. mhilm March 5, 2011 / 23:41

    One word: ARGH ! (accompanied by head hitting the wall thumping sounds)

  2. Michael Greenwell March 5, 2011 / 23:43

    You mean “how did all the animals fit on noah’s ark?” didnt use to keep you awake at night?

    Shame on you.

  3. Kim Ayres March 7, 2011 / 00:05

    What used to keep me awake was wondering what they fed all the carnivores on for 40 days and nights.

    Meanwhile, watching a programme about the universe this evening, it crossed my mind that we can see objects thousands, millions, even billions of light years away – quite clearly impossible if the universe is only 6,000 years old. So surely, the creationists would cry, the science is wrong. Yet that very science – the ability to measure the speed of light, and distances using it – allows satellites to orbit the Earth and deliver the TV to their living rooms and the calls to their mobile phones.

    Now where’s a creationist to ask – can never find one when you need one…

  4. Michael Greenwell March 7, 2011 / 10:17

    Hi Kim,

    Good question on the first part.

    On the second, probably they are in church.

  5. Philip March 8, 2011 / 00:28

    I believe creationists of this sort did not evolve; they were put here by God to make Philip Henry Gosse’s hypothesis (the one about the fossils being there to test our faith) look sane.

  6. Michael Greenwell March 8, 2011 / 14:36

    Bill Hicks had a good line about that but I suspect you are referencing that one as well.

    • Philip March 8, 2011 / 20:00

      There are several good lines in that YouTube link, including my personal favourite, “let me sit down and strap in”, and his interesting speculations about the origins of the Loch Ness Tourist Monster (Gullibilitus americanus).

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