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from Book of Conceptual Anarchy from Book of Conceptual Anarchy 3 P e t er Payac k From random atoms floating around the cosmos 14 billion years ago, you have to admit we humans, as a species, have come pretty far. We have this thing we call intelligence, and then this self-consciousness thing. We are pretty much all set, or are we? With this in hand, humans not only have been able to ponder on the inner workings of the cosmos, build a civilization that supports 7 billion beings, but to realize, in the deepest and most intimate sense, that it is ultimately a pile of cosmic shit. The Baffler [no.25] ! 41 from Book of Conceptual Anarchy, cont’d 3 P e t er Payac k The dinosaurs didn’t really do much with their 200 million year reign of the planet except run around and eat each other. ∞ ∞ Don’t be a dinosaur. Dinosaurs really didn’t do squat. Well that is not exactly true. I have a piece of coprolite in my antiquities display case. Coprolite is fossilized dinosaur dung. So, I guess they did do squat. There is really not much evidence that dinosaurs ever existed unless you really dig for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Baffler MIT Press

from Book of Conceptual Anarchy

The BafflerMar 1, 2014

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2014 Peter Payack
Subject
Poems
ISSN
1059-9789
eISSN
2164-926X
DOI
10.1162/BFLR_a_00254
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from Book of Conceptual Anarchy 3 P e t er Payac k From random atoms floating around the cosmos 14 billion years ago, you have to admit we humans, as a species, have come pretty far. We have this thing we call intelligence, and then this self-consciousness thing. We are pretty much all set, or are we? With this in hand, humans not only have been able to ponder on the inner workings of the cosmos, build a civilization that supports 7 billion beings, but to realize, in the deepest and most intimate sense, that it is ultimately a pile of cosmic shit. The Baffler [no.25] ! 41 from Book of Conceptual Anarchy, cont’d 3 P e t er Payac k The dinosaurs didn’t really do much with their 200 million year reign of the planet except run around and eat each other. ∞ ∞ Don’t be a dinosaur. Dinosaurs really didn’t do squat. Well that is not exactly true. I have a piece of coprolite in my antiquities display case. Coprolite is fossilized dinosaur dung. So, I guess they did do squat. There is really not much evidence that dinosaurs ever existed unless you really dig for

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Published: Mar 1, 2014

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