Share Your World For July 5, 2021

Melanie tells us that today’s questions are "Serious Ones with One Silly One." Well, we’ll see about that, won’t we?

Is there inherent order in nature or is it all chaos and chance? Chaos and chance. Of course, an omnipotent God could give it an inherent order and make it look like chaos and chance, which is probably what’s at work here.

What is infinity? A perfume by Calvin Klein. No, wait, that’s Eternity. It’s a luxury car from Nissan. No wait, that’s Infiniti. It’s the idea in math that you can always take a number and add 1 to it, yielding another number, and that can go on per omnia saecula saeculorum, as we used to say in the pre-Vatican II church, or forever, as we say now. Its symbol is a number 8 lying on its side, what you might call in the world of cattle branding a "lazy eight."

What did zero say to eight? “Nice belt.”

Does observation alter an event? No. An event is something that happens. Regardless of what you saw, or what other people saw, it happened. Your observation explains (at least to you) how it happened, or why it happened, but it doesn’t change what happened.

“This is the CBS television network.”

Do you like balloons? Love ’em!


GRATITUDE SECTION: I got my phone back from being fixed! And Kip continues to improve!

11 thoughts on “Share Your World For July 5, 2021

  1. There is an inherent order to nature and I never thought that until I saw this video The sad thing is the the wolf population has taken a nose dive since the protection was lifted so now they are being hinted and poached….I sometimes hate man. I like your response to Infinity and can’t say more. The observation is tricky because it does not say we take action just observation. If all we do is observe, nothing does change. I like balloons as long as you don’t ask me to blow one up because I suck at that. I am so glad your brother is slowly improving and you got your phone!


  2. I am not a balloon fan at all. I used to hate birthday parties because of the balloons. It’s the bang they make when they pop. I don’t know why I feel that way, but I suspect when I was young (probably at a birthday party) I must have been given a fright by a balloon going pop.


    1. We had a noontime kids’ show where they used to play a game. where there’d be two teams of 5 kids each, each of whom got an inflated balloon. When the whistle blew, each kid in turn had to run to the other end of the stage, where there was a chair, put the balloon on the chair, and sit on it until it popped, then run back. You wouldn’t have liked it much, and neither did I.


  3. Thank you John for Sharing Your World and both ‘adios’ memes! The old school and the ‘Bart’ school! 23 Skidoo! Hehehe. I loved your explanation(s) of what infinity is…but you left one out …it’s also what Tim Allen said to Tom Hanks when they were channeling “Toy Story”. “To Infinity and Beyond!” It did get a little old after a while, I admit. I’m heartened to realize that someone else remembers the “CBS” eye…I thought I was alone in that! Oops. Just ‘dated’ us both! O_o Have a great week!


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