I like clever gadgets. I bought something that promises (if the reviews are accurate) to make my life simpler and less dangerous. I'd let you know if it works, but I can't figure out what to use to get it open.
Carl Jung. One of the significant thinkers of the 20th century, IMO.
I listened to his story as an audio book on cassette. I haven't see it on Audible.com.
He took dreams to be significant self-expression on a level other than conscious awareness. He saw the collective unconscious of a group of people, the common features of myths and stories and symbols across different cultures, and invented the phrase 'synchronicity' to describe the seeming coincidences in our lives.
Anyway, the reason I mention him is I just saw this CNN post on flying fish, the day after my previous blog entry on the subject.http://www.cnn.com/video/player/player.html?url=/video/moos/2007/06/23/moos.fish.smacked.affl
More Flying Fish
When I consider the wondrous intricacy of the moving living parts of the animals and plants and minerals, I can understand why people say a 'design' implies 'a Designer'.
wings on these fish. They are shaped like dragonflies. Could mere time and chance and the forces of air resistance have molded and shaped these structures so similarly perfect? Even if we know the mechanisms that improve these parts over time, the underlying genetic codes with variations for individuals, does that make it less wondrous?
It's hard to picture them adjusting their fins and sailing along flying above the ocean, an environment we don't normally think of for fish, though I recall some nature show that showed fish leaping out of the water to snag bugs or frogs.
Besides their marvelous talent for adapting to air and wind, it turns out they must also be good eatin'.
Maybe that's why they need to soar beyond the ocean surface at times.
Maybe gliding simply takes less energy (air has less resistance than water).