Saturday, June 21, 2008

Yeah, That'll Work

Apparently, people have taken to praying at gas stations in the hopes that God will bring down gas prices.

Now, I understand the feeling that many of these people have that there really aren't any viable options available to bring gas prices down. Then again, as someone who takes mass transit, I haven't really looked into it. At the end of the day, however, asking the big man in the sky to bring gas prices is, we know (and I think they suspect), going to be wholly ineffectual. How many of these people wasted gas getting to the gas station to pray for lower gas prices? How many of these people, who are so concerned about high gas prices, are looking into alternative means of bringing the price of gas down?

This is the problem with irrationality. It doesn't just infect thought, it blocks rational advancement. Rather than wasting time praying and gas getting there, these people would be much better served by putting their reasoning and creativity to work to try to come up with the solution that no one has hit upon yet. Even if they didn't come up with the solution, they would have exercised their minds, and potentially eliminated bad solutions - both of which are far more worthwhile than talking to imaginary friends.

Thanks to CrucieFiction for the video.


Orion77 said...

I found the story immensely funny. I would like to think that America guffawed along with me, when the story was aired. Sadly, I have a sick feeling I was the only person in the theatre laughing at the joke up on the screen!

Nice Blog!

Artemis311 said...

Thanks, Orion77!

At least some people are laughing with you, I'm sure. I know I did, at least until a feeling of disgust overcame me.