By Mel McConaghy
Every time I open up a newspaper, watch TV, or listen to the radio, there is some “EXPERT” telling me something different.
Experts tell me what to drink, give me advice on what I should eat, and evaluate what I should drive. Experts tell me that I’m responsible for global warming, the demise of the dinosaurs and of the goony bird. No, thinking back, the experts did not blame me for wiping out the dinosaurs, but I think it was only because they realized that mankind was not around yet, so they could really only blame poor old Mother Nature.
I think that she has a lot to do with the global warming we are taking the blame for now, but I’m sure the human race has helped with it, by trying to blow it up with A-bombs and such. But, not to worry folks, the BC Liberal government is going to save the world by making us pay carbon taxes. I find it harder and harder to believe any so called expert on any subject, because as soon as one expert comes up with scientific facts, or belief, other experts come along with proof that he was wrong. It appears to the untrained eye that they are speculating, or maybe… just guessing.
Religious experts tell us that God created us in his likeness, and that he’s the man or woman or spirit, depending on your preferences or belief. They claim that he/she is all caring and loving, and yet look how many people have been killed in his/her name. The religious experts say that we should read the holy book(s) and learn. I agree that the holy books have a lot of knowledge in them, but how many times has it been translated, and how many times has it been rewritten? It gets even more confusing, because of all the religions say that their interpretation is the ‘gospel’.
Now, we also have a bunch of scientific experts claiming the writings and archaeological findings of an ancient civilization, called the Samarians, prove that they wrote the Bible, but not in its present version.
They also say that we, as a human race, were created by aliens that came to earth in space craft. Now hold on a moment, this is getting a little spooky! But think about it. We now send spaceships to other planets, and it’s said it won’t be long before we’ll be sending humans, so space travel certainly is not out of the question. Humans genetically alter animals, so why couldn’t an advanced civilization, capable of space travel, be able to create us puny humans? I can imagine a couple of ET’s flying through space, and one of them saying to the other, “Hey Zork, let’s put a couple of those beings with a ‘little’ intelligence on that planet, and then see how long it takes them to destroy everything!”
My Life Through a Broken Windshield by Mel McConaghy
Mel McConaghy is a retired trucker and author from Prince George, British Columbia. Mel’s tales are his views of life “through a broken windshield”. They are entertaining and humorous in a folksy style.
Visit Mel’s website at www.melmcconaghy.com