Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Ode To Absurdism & Numbers
Absurdism refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent meaning in life and the human inability to find any. I find that true humor lies in the Absurd, at least it is the kind of humor that touches me and lifts me to laughter paradise. I find nothing more exhilarating than The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. Who could have constructed a more articulate and elaborate answer than 42 ? What better way to answer the most important philosophical question than to transport it to a whole different plane of understanding and transcend its answer by expressing it in mathematical language? In a similar way, evil forces and the Anti-Christ are also symbolized in western religions by a number (666) for the lack of possible depiction of such a terrifying entity in traditional language.
Psychotic patients often have a singular relationship with language and some feel more comfortable solving mathematical equations than answering simple questions in plain English.
In conclusion, I believe that the true essence of mankind will only find its Xanadu when, in a gravity defying moment, rappers from all over the world unite and shout together : "Yo, 9.81" instead of "Yo, G."