Monday, October 5, 2015
Sequence is an aspect of the world. First, early organisms converted entropic decay into climbing lives. Much, much later organisms scavenged waste oxygen to fuel multicellular complexities. Plants and fungi elaborated chemicals into pharmacopoeia of weapons and defenses. Some things turned minerals into jaws and teeth. Some things turned minerals into teeth-deflecting armor. Some things piled all that bone into architectures capable of scrambling across continents, capable of flight. Clever crows and apes turned sticks and stones into disposable technology. Linguistic apes broke down sequence into fragments regurgitated as portable narratives. Sequence is an aspect of the world; stories are of humans only.