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Thought for the Day: Can you teach a fish quantum physics?
The summer I turned sixteen, between my sophomore and junior years of high school, I attended a program for three weeks at the University of Miami in Florida, getting credits in Marine Biology.
The creatures of the sea fascinate me -- always have, always will. Not just beautiful, majestic creatures like Orcas ("The Wolf of the Sea") and polar bears. Tiny, little, mundane fish can be pretty interesting, too, when you think about it. What do all those forwarded e-mail factoids say about the intelligence of fish? Goldfish have a memory span of eight seconds... can't feel pain or fear or sadness... brain smaller than their eye... Well, most of what we hear about fish agrees on one thing: they're stupid.
Okay, that's rude. What we mean is, while fish may know enough to be fish and live like fish, compared to humans, they're stupid. There are things we as humans know that you could never teach fish. It would be impossible- IMPOSSIBLE - to teach a fish anything about quantum physics, the study of the electrons of an atom as waves instead of particles. Now I'm sure there are some humans out there who are thinking, "Hey, it would be impossible to teach me anything about quantum physics."
Compared to how much smarter we as humans are than fish, how much smarter is God than us? A lot more. I have my days when I feel desperate, confused, broken... wishing God would just explain how this could possibly all fit together and what's going on. But like fish could never understand quantum physics, there are some things about God I as a human just don't have the capacity to fathom. I can't know, but I can trust that God knows.
I first saw this poem on a poster in my high school English classroom, along with other famous poets' work. I doubt it was written by a student, but I cannot find it anywhere else. Does anyone recognize it or can tell me who wrote it?
Born so innocently, so humbly,
Born of Heaven, born of God,
Born for His blood, to live and give,
And here's a poem my little sister suggested I write. (I categorically DO NOT believe in aliens.)
Each new day in the city is a faster thrill ride,
But every night in the country could be your last,
“Deserted wilderness” is a UFO’s Parking sign:
Sure, all aliens ever do when they land here
Serial killers, muggers, bank robbers, terrorists…
So when city life’s pressures make you reach for the Aspirin,
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