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  • Jonathan McKinnell 10:02 am on October 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Air Conditioning, Bears   

    Goldylocks just couldn’t stand the humidity. 

     
  • Jonathan McKinnell 2:26 pm on September 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: British Columbia, ,   

    Vancouver Trip Photos 2010 

    A curated selection of photos I took from my trip to British Columbia.

     
  • Jonathan McKinnell 1:15 pm on September 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Blogging, Procrastination., Wordpress   

    Okay back to the P2 theme with a hope of fostering more blog posting. I’m paying for this hosting I may as well use it.

     
  • Jonathan McKinnell 2:50 pm on January 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Drawrings – Black on Grid 

     
  • Jonathan McKinnell 7:07 pm on January 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beat, flow, pattern, pound, Pulse, repeat, waves   

    Writing #1 

    Pulse, waves, beat, pound, flow, pattern, repeat…

    What is human nature? If birds fly south what’s our predisposition?

    Is it to love or hate? To feel disdain for those so different from ourselves?

    This will not be a string of questions. But I can’t help it.

    So much is unknowable. Unarguable.

    Is that why religion was created? simply so we could actually pretend that we knew everything?

    We still don’t. What is existence? Waves? Atoms? Particles?

    There are so many levels from Macro to Micro and they all follow the same pattern.

    The same exact structure.

    I guess it makes sense, maybe…

    What really gets me, and what should get anyone.

    This is my key thought in life so pay attention.

    We’re able to think about this shit.

    And maybe, just maybe, understand some of it.

    Even to know a tiny fraction of what makes existence is like knowing god.

    It’s funny to make these comparisons to religion, it really is unavoidable I guess.

    So are scientists the equivalent to priests?

    Are Scientific theories the equivalent to passages 1 through 4?

    If existence is unknowable are we just kidding ourselves every time we publish a paper?

    Every time we give someone a Nobel Prize.

    Is it worth it?

    Questions again, I know. Stick with me.

    At some point in time is all the knowledge that we hope to gather going to accumulate into something.

    Something that is going to help us be something better

    Or are we going to travel through the galaxy

    Ruining every single thing that we touch

    Corrupting and raping the resources that are out there.

    Why do we have to constantly expand? Is what we have enough?

    This essay went downhill fast didn’t it.

    It was so poetic but then the thought process just took hold.

    Ah well, maybe next time.

    J

     
    • Christina 12:55 pm on January 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Very insightful-you make excellent points. It’s interesting how you mention “We’re able to think…” I agree, by being able to “think” we are one step closer to understanding- and it’s true, religion, or more so “faith” I feel is a major contributor. But mere thinking is not always enough and not all are able to expand upon this. I think it was Heller and to quote him roughly, (but that’s irrelevant): “It’s possible when man looks at things, looking may turn into observing; observing may lead to thinking, thinking to contemplating and contemplating to theorizing”. Unfortunately not all achieve the final stage. Perhaps an initial reason we cannot understand existence entirely. But why stop even if we cannot understand or even truly “know” it? Theorizing, exercising our mind, debating, crediting and discrediting gives us existence-helps us discover new realms of existence. I too, at times can’t but help ask “why?” but lately I find myself asking “how it fits together”. We’re all integrated, feeding off each other, learning from one another- essentially creating our own existence, to which one day, yes I hope we can accumulate what we have compiled together and expand further. *breath*. Not exactly sure where I’m going with this anymore, but without questions (which I see you completely understand) and without expanding (hopefully not through destructive means) and going further past simply observing what’s immediately in front of us- what else is there? We’ll never know. Our understanding of existence would become stagnate.

      You can see your questions have had a strong effect in evoking thoughts.

  • Jonathan McKinnell 12:18 pm on August 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: British Colombia, Squamish, Vacation,   

    BC Trip photos. 

     
  • Jonathan McKinnell 1:47 pm on June 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

     
  • Jonathan McKinnell 4:33 pm on June 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Quebec   

    Quebec Trip 

    Pictures from my Quebec Trip back in the Spring.

     
  • Jonathan McKinnell 11:21 am on May 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: sci-fi, star trek   

    Review: Star Trek 

    If you like(d) Star Trek the TV Series or movies in any of the versions, you’ll like this move.

    If you’ve never seen Star Trek or know nothing about it, you’ll probably like this movie.

    It’s fun, exciting, witty, and looks stunning (Sort of like the perfect woman you don’t have a chance with) It doesn’t bore you with talk about galactic ethics or William Shatner’s need to monologue. There is a bit of a cheeze factor but it’s light enough to ignore, and if you do you’ll enjoy this movie a lot more.

    A couple reviews from people I work with:

    Brian D. Johnson’s review of Star Trek – Not a fan of the series

    Patricia Treble’s review of Star Trek – Fan of the series

    That and everyone is talking about it, so yah you don’t want to be left out do you? I thought not ;)

     
  • Jonathan McKinnell 11:37 am on February 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    It’s pretty funny – us men that is. 

    Us geeky intratverts in an effort to not seem weird or crazy actually end up seeming pretty weird and crazy. We all need to learn to just be ourselves. This is the lesson I’ve learned this week.

     
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