i have been thinking


a lot this last few days. You see I have been between being idle and busy and several questions crossed my mind. Yes, I know atheism can’t answer them but that is the least of my worries as many of you of already know.

I would love your contributions in answering this questions and you are free to add your puzzles as well

1. who decided that a horse should be a horse and not a donkey

2. how did the first heterosexual organisms know how to have sex?

3. the first people who began to communicate, how did they develop language? do you think it is adults or infants who are responsible for the development of language

4. who decided what animals are edible and which are not

5. how tribes/ countries named

 

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

44 thoughts on “i have been thinking

  1. wonderful questions.

    “1. who decided that a horse should be a horse and not a donkey”

    I think Horse means “not donkey” 🙂

    “2. how did the first heterosexual organisms know how to have sex?”

    Oh great, now I’ll never sleep again. I’ll guess chemicals signals and lots of trial and error.

    “3. the first people who began to communicate, how did they develop language? do you think it is adults or infants who are responsible for the development of language”

    My guess is that “ook-ook” became “tiger is over there”. Animals have special sounds for certain predators: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347280800972

    “4. who decided what animals are edible and which are not”

    Seems that the closer is is to “us” we are less likely to eat it, but I wonder is that something more recent in our evolution. I don’t know enough about eating reptiles to make a good guess.

    5. how tribes/ countries named

    most tribes seem to have called themselves some variation of “the people”, and of course, the tribe on the other side of the hill called them “those bastards who want to take our land.” Some mix of this?

    thank for the questions, very bored here at work. Last week here and have everything I can get done finished, with no one else here to ask what else I can help out on.

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  2. My impertinent answers to your awesome questions.
    1.) John Wayne
    2.) They read a manual called, “Stop Wanking and Start Boinking” written by Carl Sagan, I believe.
    3.) Though infants usually sound far more intelligent than adults when speaking, language was developed by the adult Alexander Grahme Bell when he invented the phone. He invented the phone first then figured he had to develop a spoken language to go along with it or it would be useless.
    4.) Yahweh’s twin brother, Saul Goldberg. He was an old world butcher/chef and he decided which animals to kill, sell, and eat. No one knows exactly how he determined this, as his first recipes where lost when Yahweh flooded the Earth back in the day.
    5.) Tribes and countries are named by film directors who are looking for spiffy, colorful titles for PBS and History Channel documentaries.

    $Amen$

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  3. archaeopteryx1 says:

    1. A horse is a horse, of course, of course, And no one can talk to a horse of course. That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mister Ed.

    2. Much like jigsaw puzzle pieces are fitted together, deductive reasoning.

    3. Via a lot of pointing.

    4. Trial and error.

    5. Fred – all tribes/countries were named, “Fred” – the names evolved from there.

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  4. archaeopteryx1 says:

    3. Via a lot of pointing.” – may have greatly facilitated #2, as well.

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  5. 1 – His Holiness, The Armchair Pontificator, Peace Be Upon Him
    2 – His Holiness, The Armchair Pontificator, Peace Be Upon Him
    3 – His Holiness, The Armchair Pontificator, Peace Be Upon Him
    4 – His Holiness, The Armchair Pontificator, Peace Be Upon Him
    5 – His Holiness, The Armchair Pontificator, Peace Be Upon Him
    Forever and Ever, $Amen$

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  6. john zande says:

    LOL! You’ve become a creationist. I love it.

    One must also ask, how was it that animals with vagina’s, and animals with penis’s suddenly emerged at the exact same time.

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  7. ratamacue0 says:

    I am amused as the post title followed the blog title, this says, “random thoughts I have been thinking…”

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  8. aguywithoutboxers says:

    I wish I had the luxury of a job like yours. In mine, the students usually ask the questions and I have to reply. BTW: I’ve posted to my class page that this post is “forbidden” for any of my students to read (lest they get any great ideas)! LOL!
    1. The word “horse” was invented by a cow who misspelled the name. You see, the original was “whores.” They were always sleeping with anything on four legs.
    2. By poking around until they found a part that fit the desired orifice.
    3. They used sign language as developed by children.
    4. The hungrier animals decided the most available were edible.
    5. They were named by the powerful neighbor who decided to invade and subjugate them. Someone had to know where to go.

    Great job, my Nairobi brother! Don’t work too hard! 🙂

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  9. >>> “4. who decided what animals are edible and which are not”

    Answer: the ones who didn’t die.

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  10. holly says:

    Love the questions!! 🙂
    What fun Mak!

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  11. Ron says:

    3. How did they develop language?

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