NONFIC: GET REAL
Self proclaimed couch-surfer Daniel Ross is one of our Staff Writers. A laconic wit and a sharp mind are what Dan brings to his self-deprecating, wide-ranging and insightful columns. Here, he takes on our notions of the real and the phenomenal, as always with his own particular philosophical slant. The fantastic original image for this article is 'Draw' by Darth Downey.
“I somehow managed to get a grain of rice in the kettle last night. Not sure how I managed it as the lid was on and there's a filter in the spout!” wrote my friend on Facebook today. One of life’s true mysteries. I can’t explain what happened so the only solution is that mystical forces, beyond the grasp of our limited perceptual senses, moved the grain of rice into the kettle. How else did it get there? Perhaps a benevolent, omniscient, omnipotent uber-being put it in there because it was bored. Alternatively, the action of teleporting the grain of rice into the kettle had drastic consequences via the Butterfly Effect and changed the course of the future, thus averting a major humanitarian disaster many centuries away. That could be why our imaginary super sentient Master of the Universe did it ...READ MORE