Friday, January 23, 2009

Ahead of the curve?

Remember the Joker saying "You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."

Guess what?

I was reminded of the Joker's words at the most unlikeliest of places...while reading "The Book of Ram" by Devdutt Pattanaik. Here's what the book says:

Dharma or the code of civilization will constantly be in conflict with our animal urges of sex and violence.
Hmm... interesting.


Anonymous said...

Read this! Its a very well written article.

I imagine world like a huge cauldron in which everything are being casted, shredded and experimented. Batman and Joker are not opposite forces but complete each other similar to the Tangential force and Radial force that make a object move in a circle. This is NATURE.
But the question arises:
1) Is there something that is constant in this world? Something which is beyond good and evil?
2) Is this 'Nature' perfect?

Firstly I think there is something that is constant that is Evolution (a quest of betterment or perfection). And that why I contradict the nihilist and degeneration theories.

Secondly this self referencing system cannot be complete! Mathematician Kurt Godel has proved this in his incompleteness theorem.ödel's_incompleteness_theorems
And so its not perfect!

Today when we require new set of Morals, Ethics, Management principles, Economic theories which are more puissant and forceful; this indeed is the base for something to be pondered upon.


Ravi Raja said...

Both these statements ultimately boils down to just one fact, that once Darwin had said: