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i just had what i believe to be an epiphany.
i'd set aside parts of my self, important parts of my self, because i thought i had to. but it may just be that i don't.
that's not the epiphany, just the reason the epiphany was so delayed, a pearl of wisdom gleaned secondarily, like the health benefits of drinking wine.

the epiphany therefore has nothing and everything to do with the word of the day at dictionary.com and the accopmanying text:


abiogenesis
\ ey-bahy-oh-jen-uh-sis, ab-ee-oh- \ , noun;
1. biology. the theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation.

quotes:
“aristotle would have loved that.” nancy was standing behind him. "why aristotle?” she asked. “he believed in abiogenesis, the idea that living creatures can arise from nonliving matter.”
-- tom clancy, games of state, 1996

oberth, who accurately predicted rocket development on earth, suspects that the prerequisites for abiogenesis exist on other planets in the solar system.
-- erich von daniken, translated by michael heron, chariots of the gods? -- unsolved mysteries of the past, 1968

origin:
coined by t. h. huxley in 1870, abiogenesis comes from the latin words meaning "birth" and "origin."

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jones_casey
Dec. 9th, 2013 08:57 am (UTC)
i'm always glad to provide a laugh. knowing this i don't think he makes my top five huxleys.
proximoception
Dec. 7th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
That notion about the mud of the Nile always reminds me of Spenser's Error and its nasty little errata.
jones_casey
Dec. 9th, 2013 09:02 am (UTC)
your spawn seems preferable.
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