Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Thought of the day.

Here is something that has bothered me for a while: is the boomerang a work of genius or a work of laziness. The boomerang was invented by the Australian Aborigines at a time in human history when the rest of the known, and unknown, world was using spears to hunt. Hunting with a spear requires a lot of walking, especially if you miss the intended target. Hunting with a boomerang, on the other hand, is much easier because it comes back to you if you miss. Therefore I can't decide if the boomerang is a work of genius, since it requires a great deal of intelligence to shape a piece of wood like a bird's wing, or a work of laziness, since it is a hunting implement that comes back to the user upon failure. Just a thought.