Monday, 21 September 2009

Α - Cosmic Ordering - Ω

This is in way of a digression from the usual cat stuff - but not so much from the other meaning of catachresis i.e. my brilliant (but not unique) ability to misuse words ;>

I've just been reading in the Daily Telegraph that Noel Edmonds has launched an iPhone application for people who believe in the New Age philosophy of Cosmic Ordering!!

This astounding bit of news has set me off on one of my flights of fancy (maybe it's a cosmic flight) about how the Cosmos deals with orders that come in from us mere mortals? I mean is it like online buying from Amazon? Or maybe one has to outbid other interested parties, as you do on ebay? Does the great Cosmo have a giant warehouse from which all orders are processed? I've just looked "cosmos" up in a dictionary and it says:

"In its most general sense, a cosmos is an orderly or harmonious system. It originates from a Greek term κόσμος meaning "order, orderly arrangement, ornaments," and is the antithetical concept of chaos. Today the word is generally used as synonym of the word 'universe' (considered in its orderly aspect).

Leaving aside the dilemma this leaves us regarding the polar clash of civilisations i.e. when cosmos and chaos become inextricably entwined here on earth (e.g. hurricane, tsunami, Austin and Tigger!), I continue my muse and wonder how we managed to imbue a "system" with a personality? Is this something to do with pantheism, which is the view that everything is part of an all-encompassing immanent God? In pantheism, the Universe (Nature) and God are considered equivalent and synonymous (got that from Wiki!).

Maybe so. However that still leaves the knotty problem as to who it is who processes all these orders. Even though there are places on the web where you can "submit your cosmic order here", some poor devil still has to wrap them up and send them out? Perhaps I should send for "Cosmic Ordering for Dummies"! You know I don't think Mr Edmonds has really thought this one through!

Here is a view of the local cosmos from my window


  1. I can't get past the view from your window...what a lovely cosmos!

  2. Yep it sure is. Photos really don't do it justice and there is usually cloud or mist, but it is stunning! We can see the highest mountain in Wales (Snowdon 3,560 ft).

  3. I have two points;

    Just incase Jan et al imagine our trees don't have leaves this time of year, you should say the picture was taken last winter. However, a fabulous pic, dear heart. A shame the Romans cut all the trees down on the hills.

    Secondly - Noel Edmonds is certainly not the brightest star in the firmament (pun intended), so what d'yer expect? Anyone who states "Deal or No Deal" as a game of great skill..... I rest my case. Unless, of course, he was referring to the player's ability to lay hold of the intergalactic quantum strings, to "know" what money is in the box! Now that WOULD be skill indeed! :-)

    LoLs and luv
    Brother Sigmond x

  4. Noel Edmonds?..... I think you need to get out more Crink! ;-)

    Good blog. I liked the more crazy style, interesting to read when it's well written and random at the same time!


  5. Yeh but Si, if I put in a photo of the view this time of year, you wouldn't see the water!!! :) The Romans have a lot to answer for lol

    True about Deal or no Deal. I don't think they have it in America, so they are blessed. My quantum strings are not intergalactic BTW, it's a failing of mine :(

    Davy I was feeling extremely random that day. However the next post will be more cat-centred and non-random :P

  6. Have now read the article on cosmic reordering and got side tracked by pictures of China's hairiest man! Amazing!!!

    Bruv. x


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