Friday, 21 February 2014

Pioneers of dust & rock

“Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?” This question was asked of George Leigh Mallory, who was with both expeditions toward the summit of the world’s highest mountain, in 1921 and 1922, and who is now in New York. He plans to go again in 1924, and he gave as the reason for persisting in these repeated attempts to reach the top, “Because it’s there.”

Mallory wasn’t being entirely flippant. He went on to explain:

“Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and no man has reached its summit. Its existence is a challenge. The answer is instinctive, a part, I suppose, of man’s desire to conquer the 

Maybe we have a goat gene hidden somewhere in our DNA ! Just kidding…

Humans like to take things to the limit but let’s face it…regarding life & death, it is better to know your limits. After all those years Hilary & Irvine never succeeded in their mission, or if they did as some have speculated, they never made it back but died near the top.

This is not a failure of intelligent design or a confirmation of Darwin’s theory regarding survival of the fittest. What comes around goes around, yet we are not so much a victim of our own policy but a consequence of a reckless policy.

The wise man built his house upon the rock

[Gen 3:19]         [Rom 5:12]        [Ecc 1:1-10]

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