The entire life of endogeic earthworms are spent underground, where they live, feed and multiply spending their 2-3 years of life within the top 50 cms (20 inches) of the mineralised soil layer.
Endo = in or internal Geic = Earth
One day an inquisitive young endogeic earthworm, called Peter asked his father, Professor Underground, who had just been awarded the…
Earthworm Nobel Prize for
Knowledge, Logic, Reason and Intelligence
…these two questions: “Daddy, is this all there is?”, and, “Daddy, could there be another world that we are unable to be aware of?”
His father laughed and replied, “Please try to be reasonable Peter – there’s no evidence of another world. Don’t doubt me son – the only world that exists is the ‘world of soil’. This is all there is” It’s beyond the power of earthworm reason to even consider another world.
“Surely Peter,” his daddy continued, “it must be obvious to you that we have everything in this world we need. We can move freely, we have plenty to eat, we can multiply and we are protected from extreme temperatures (both hot and cold) and from overly dry climates. I hope that’s the end of our discussion my son – I can say with conviction ‘quod erat demonstrandum’.
Yes Peter I have proved my point – haven’t I?”
One day an inquisitive young goldfish, called Wanda asked her father, Professor Water, who had just been awarded the
Goldfish Nobel Prize for
Knowledge, Logic, Reason and Intelligence
…these two questions: “Daddy, is this all there is?” and, “Daddy, could there be another world
that we are unable to be aware of?”
Her father laughed and replied, “Please try to be reasonable Wanda – there’s no evidence of another world. Don’t doubt me daughter – the only world that exists is a ‘water world’. This is all there is” It’s beyond the power of goldfish reason to even consider another world.
“Surely Wanda, it must be obvious to you that we have everything in this world we need. We can swim freely, we can multiply, we have plenty to eat and we can enjoy our great freedom. I hope that’s the end of our discussion my daughter. I can say with conviction ‘quod erat demonstrandum’. Yes Wanda - I have proved my point – haven’t I?”
One day an inquisitive young boy, called Thomas, asked his father, Professor Knowall, who had just been awarded the…
Nobel Prize for
Knowledge, Logic, Reason and Intelligence
…these two questions: “Daddy, is this all there is?” and, “Daddy, could there be another world that we are unable to be aware of?”
His father laughed and replied, “Please try to be reasonable Thomas – there’s no evidence of another world. Don’t doubt me Thomas – the only world that exists is the ‘world you now live in’. This is all there is. “Your human ‘logic’ should convince you of this – to believe in another ‘world’ would be unreasonable for our highly developed human brains to even consider. We have no invisible means of support Thomas – don’t doubt this.” It’s beyond the power of human reason to even consider another world “Surely Thomas, it must be obvious to you that we have everything in this world we need. With so many advances in science and physics we now lack for nothing. I hope that’s the end of our discussion my son – I can say with conviction ‘quod erat demonstrandum’. Yes Thomas - I have proved my point - haven’t I?”
Unlike Peter and Wanda, who did not question their dad’s comments, Thomas was a doubting type of boy and put more questions to his dad: “Daddy,” he said, “The earthworm’s brain power was so limited that he ‘got it wrong’. There was another world.
“The goldfish’s brain power was slightly more developed than that of the earthworm, yet so limited that she also got it wrong – there was another world. “If the endogeic earthworm and the goldfish were wrongly convinced that no other world existed, could you be wrong daddy?
“Is there no doubt in your mind dad that all the beauty and unexplained wonders all around us have not been designed by the author of yet another world – the unseen (to us daddy) world of God?
“Just as the limited brain power of Peter and Wanda did not allow them to ‘think beyond their braingrade’ and consider the existence of another type of world could it be that in the ‘scale of things’ we are no different to Peter and Wanda. “It may seem insulting to your brain-grade to consider that a higher ‘brain-grade” than yours exists: the brain-grade of God.
“Why should the ‘surprises’ that the earthworm and goldfish got stop with you? Could you not also be surprised dad? Can you tell me please why you think the same principle of ‘brain limitation’ should not apply to humans as much as it does to the earthworm and goldfish?
“While Wanda was a ‘brain-grade step’ ahead of Peter, and you dad are a ‘brain-grade step’ ahead of Wanda, is it not reasonable to you dad that this advancing ‘chain of brain-grades’ could advance even further to yet another world, which, due to our very limited ‘brain-grade’, can only be acknowledged by a word we call ‘faith’?
“Why is it not more reasonable daddy to ‘have rather than have not’ this faith? “I’m only a young boy and I can see that ‘faith’, rather than earthworm, goldfish and human intellect should be considered.
“Dad, it’s not that you are unreasonable, it’s only that, similar to Peter and Wanda, you can only use a human ‘brain-grade’ level to undertake a human reasoning process. There could be numerous dimensions and worlds right in front of your face daddy – it’s just that your brain-grade denies you the ‘equipment’ to go beyond a particular thought level.
“Your sense of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell are gifted to you by a human brain, which although higher than that of Peter’s and Wanda’s brain-grades may well be lower than that of the author and director of an even greater world. “So daddy, you’re not to blame – it’s no human’s fault – it’s just that you are unable to go beyond your ‘pay grade’. You are just a human being.
“Although dad we could not be any happier now, don’t you sometimes get a ‘feeling’ or sense that humans are unfulfilled and must wait a lifetime to be fulfilled in another world – a world we call heaven. “Your self-appointed human pride and human ‘know-all’ attitude could be your problem dad. I don’t blame you - after all as Tammy Wynette says, ‘You’re just a man’.”
Dad. A final question….
“Where do you think our world came from?”
“Our world arose from a theory we call the ‘Big Bang’. Thomas, my doubting son, our human ‘Big
Bang’ theory is quite easy to grasp and understand. This ‘Big Bang’ theory, regarding our existence, is when a certain collision generated atoms that made our world and eventually – us. It really is as simple as this son. The greatest ‘human brain-grades’ have told us so.”
Thomas replied, “But dad, in my school book I read that a collision is caused by ‘one moving object striking violently against another object with an accompanying ‘bang’.’ So where did the objects that caused this collision or ‘big bang’ you mention come from?
“Also dad where did the space, within which this collision occurred, come from? Is it not more
reasonable, even at our brain’s miniature grade-level, to think that rather than atoms wandering around and eventually, over time, constructing intricate organs and organisms which are anatomically and functionally ‘mind-bending’ to us – is it not much more likely, again at our junior brain-grade level, to ‘let go’ for a while and ponder the idea that perhaps the beauty of nature we observe every day of our lives – is only a name for an effect whose cause is God, the author and director of our world.
“Whether it took trillions of years or a few days to create our world is not of any importance dad. We are cheeky enough to use our human brain-grade’s definition of time. Who do we think we are? We, at a brain-grade of humans, define the word ‘time’. We define ‘time’ as ‘the indefinite, continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole’.
“I’m afraid to tell you dad that our ‘Father Time’ is just a figment of our brain-grade. Daddy, I know you are an intelligent man and you believe that what you ‘think’ at your brain-grade level is correct, but in fact all your thought processes exist only within the capacity of your human brain.
“If you had the faith dad to believe that your human brain-grade level is just a mere human brain-grade level, then you would know, Dad, that there is not even the possibility of you knowing the answers to these questions because it’s not ‘given to you to know’. “I think dad that there may well be another ‘Father Time’. Anyway, ‘time will tell’.
“Dad, even though you have been awarded the
Nobel Prize for Knowledge, Logic, Reason and Intelligence
…surely you couldn’t think even at your majestic braingrade level that us humans are the ‘top of the bill’ at the concert of life? You, through a most fragile gift called faith, are invited to attend another concert.
“To paraphrase the words of a song, ‘Your grade was not so great after all'."