Monday, July 25, 2005

Built For A Kill

Last night, yours truly was watching a series on Nat Geo titled the title of this post. Confused? Here’s the simpler version. Last night I was watching this series called “Built For A Kill” on National Geographic Channel.

The series was about, how various animals are provided with various body parts (claws, teeth, poison glands etc) and how these animals are like “customized” killing creatures. Two things that came to my mind after the episode got over. That’s what I am here to discuss. So without further ado, lets look at the supply of these two thoughts.

1. National Geographic is completely out of touch when it comes to the current happenings. It had completely left out one creature. Though this creature was not originally built to kill, it adapted itself to situations that were never there. It created organs and weapons to kill (though it was not bestowed with one) and it has been doing it successfully for the last so many centuries. And yet, these stupid telecasters left out this species. How can they be so stupid, how can they miss out on “Human Beings

2. “Everything happens for a reason” (This is Abhi’s fav line. He will be proud of me for using this). And how does this thought apply here. Read ahead… If god ever existed (and I will be optimistic here and go ahead with the assumption that god did exist) and if god is the one who made all creatures (including human beings), there is a reason for not providing the human beings with the “killing organs”. The reason being simple, he never wanted human beings to kill each other for no goddamn reason. He wanted peace to prevail out here.

So you gangsters of London, WTC, Iraq, Kashmir (not to forget Miss ‘K’ Kapoor and hordes of people). If any or every one of you is lucky (or otherwise) enough to read this post of mine, “stop killing innocent people”. You are NOT DESIGNED to do that, biologically and otherwise. And not to mention, you are NOT AUTHORIZED for a design change (which in turn would call for a change in User Requirements, SRS, Data Design, Code, Test Cases etc). And if at all you need anything destructive to be a part of your life-style, you are most welcome to the blogosphere (or worse, read my blogs… that’s ultimate destruction).

adios…

11 comments:

APOO said...

Abbs would also say - "Define 'innocent People'"

Megha said...

And exactly how does the 'all beings mutate and evolve based on their needs and environs' funda fit into this very interesting thought of yours then?

I'm just doing some random keeda of course, so not to mind. Nice post :)

iyer education said...

apoo: i will leave the definitions for CT and IB... thats fun out there, when we are totall tullee...

megha: somewhere in the book "angels and demons", the pope stated that "mankind has made progress much more than it could actually take". creatures evolve to adapt themselves to the environment... but weapons and artillery is not a case of adaptation... we have done something to make the environment adapt to ourselves, our false whims and fancies...

G3 said...

killing organs ... wow! what a thought!

I guess man's has the worst killing organ is his brain :)

Bird said...

Iyer, Glad to know you are still alive. Just wanted to ask, isnt warfare a part of survival/adaptation. With limited resources & increasing demand, isnt warfare (state terrorism or otherwise) a fair way of distribution of those limited resources to the stronger race/country/whatever (it is in interest of human race that only the strongest survive). And as far as i know, anything which helps in survival, in a changing environment is an adaptation. eg. i get drunk before you get drunk & begin your philosophies = adaptation (maybe a wrong example, but now you know why i drink so fast).

Plus i do not think that anyone who invents a new weapon has the primary purpose of making the environment adapt to the human race, it is just to gain an edge over the adversary.

These are my views & your wise self may correct my points.

iyer education said...

bird: somebody starts the war/warfare... the other somebody defends... the formal is not a survival technique, the latter is...

survival of the fittest is not the key factor everywhere... in that case there would be no word called "harmony" in this world...

as far as ur drinking speed is concerned, you sip your drinks like a true bird... and the reason is that you "really' want to listen to the iyer philosophies in all your senses :)

Bird said...

War is started for acquiring resources. And that's a survival technique. If i dont get something, I snatch it.

Whether you are the person who starts a war or defends yourself from war, in either case you are fighting for survival.

iyer education said...

arent there any other ways to acquire resources... why does it sound like war is the ONLY way out/

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TheBridge...On The Other Side said...
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TheBridge...On The Other Side said...

Remove god from the equation and you will have peace in this 'god forsaken' world.

All that you talk about happens in the 'name of god' - and it doesn't matter to which religion that god 'belongs'. How many people want to destroy the Gates or Trumps or Ambanis of the world? Is money then the real evil? Chew on that for some time.

Mannikkanum...I had to comment.