One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Thursday, November 3, 2011

From Max Frisch's "Man in the Holocene"

What is there to think about?

--EB : AE = AE: AB

--the Bible and the fresco of the Virgin Mary do not prove that God will continue to exist once human beings, who cannot accept the idea of a creation without a creator, have ceased to exist; the Bible was written by human beings.

--the Alps are the result of folding.

--ants live in colonies

--the arch was invented by the Romans.

--if the Arctic ice were to melt, New York would be under water, as would Europe, except for the Alps.

--many chestnut trees are cankered.

--only human beings can recognize catastrophes, provided they survive them; Nature recognizes no catastrophes.

--man emerged in the Holocene.


[Translated by Geoffrey Skelton]
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