the world is flat

Do you like to watch tv series FRIENDS. You know with Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica, Rachel and Pheoebe. If you don’t, no matter. Im just quoting one scene from their show. Ross found out that Phoebe doesn’t believe in evolution. Well, he tried in many ways to prove to Phoebe that evolution is an idea she MUST accept without a doubt. Here is the transcript of the scene.

PHOEBE: Uh-oh. It’s Scary Scientist Man.ROSS: Ok, Phoebe, this is it. In this briefcase I carry actual scientific facts. A briefcase of facts, if you will. Some of these fossils are over 200 million years old.

PHOEBE: Ok, look, before you even start, I’m not denying evolution, ok, I’m just saying that it’s one of the possibilities.

ROSS: It’s the only possibility, Phoebe.

PHOEBE: Ok, Ross, could you just open your mind like this much, ok? Wasn’t there a time when the brightest minds in the world believed that the world was flat? And, up until like what, 50 years ago, you all thought the atom was the smallest thing, until you split it open, and this like, whole mess of crap came out. Now, are you telling me that you are so unbelievably arrogant that you can’t admit that there’s a teeny tiny possibility that you could be wrong about this?

ROSS: (After a long pause) There might be, a teeny, tiny, possibility.

PHOEBE: I can’t believe you caved.

ROSS: What?:)
/end transcript

The point I want to highlight is we can never assume what we thought or understand is correct and true. Even if the whole world know that 1+1=2, we must always keep an open mind that maybe there are other answers to it. Other view on things should always be considered as “another way to look at it” and not “this idea is ridiculous, go to hell!!”.

Finally, there are still so much we don’t know about the world we live in. Examples are like our minds, the ghost as in my previous post, out conscience, black hole maybe heaven and hell etc.

  • Keep an open mind and be humble with new ideas.
  • We don’t need to accept and agree on everything.
  • What we don’t know doesn’t always be wrong and what we know doesn’t always be right. Who knows in time, we will reach the level of science where we can explain what make us alive or the existence of jinn and satan. :)

————— Personal Note ————————–
I’m very sorry this post is not another of my ghost theories. I can assure you, it is very exciting sharing them with you. However the topic may be too heavy for some and it is always my intention for this blog to be light and easy. (just like the radio channel). But if there are demand from fellow friends, I would be delighted to present them to you. :)About FRIENDS – I know somebody might hate them. But I’ve always like to watch the series. They are very refreshing and as you can see… educational :)

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  1. Rockafella Gurl
    29 May 07 2:50 am

    hey, i lurve cite FRIENDS tu! last time i had this kind of group..

  2. banji
    29 May 07 4:26 am

    same here.. i guess i have the rewatch whole season over and over again until i lost count already.

    still laughing at their joke :)

  3. ticnube
    29 May 07 6:00 am

    well …im vr glad this time u r not talking about ghost benji.. :)
    i like to watch freinds tuh..beshh lah cite tuh.. :)

  4. Banji
    29 May 07 9:56 am

    hm can i ask… why you are glad im not writing about ghost this time?

  5. thinker bell
    05 Jun 07 7:52 am

    hey, just needed to add more spice. i like this idea of opening up to possibilities. if u r into such ideas as well, go read up sophie’s world. that if u havent read it yet.

    or the book by bill bryson,what’s it called..ermm..history of almost everything if i m not mistaken. that is another cool book of oddest and boldest evolution.

    read up. cheers.

  6. banji
    05 Jun 07 11:09 am

    thanx for the suggestion. I will look it up :)

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