Monday, March 28, 2005
Greetings from the Houston Zoo
It’s Monday Cobra Statue Blogging!
And yes, that’s a jacket Jamie is wearing, even though we’re in southeast Texas: on Sunday, as we toured the zoo and the museum of natural science (which was crammed full of pro-evolution propaganda, as it turned out), we found to our dismay that the so-called “laws” of “physics” had been suspended for a 24-hour period. It was in the high 70s on Saturday and I hear that Houston is in the mid 70s today, but for our Sunday excursion it was in the low 50s with 20-mph winds. The models of the Earth’s atmosphere and climate that we consulted in the natural science museum itself suggest that this is impossible, which leads me to conclude that science does not, in fact, have all the “answers.” I therefore announce the formation of a new school of thought devoted to the proposition that there is a nonhuman and possibly divine “intelligence” behind our seemingly random daily weather patterns. I’m thinking of calling it “Intelligent Meteorology.” But I’m open to other suggestions!
Then we caught our 4 pm flight to Baltimore, got to our car at 9:30, drove home through the freezing rain and pulled into the driveway at 1 am this morning. Blogging will resume tomorrow when I’ve recovered from the trip.