Excerpts from re: evolutionby Kim Rosenfield
Uranium Decay Series
Value for the Volume of the Ocean
Molecules they undergo many collisions
and their direction of motion
Their movement is sometimes called the drunkard’s walk
and there’s value for the volume of the ocean
Ring of solid/ carries no charge ring of solid/ it carries no charge
a glow in the dark
Fossils document our imperfections.
Then, there was the use of a great tree,
whose pollen was difficult to transport from
tree to tree, but each tree had a
tendency to have flowers with separate sexes.
When the sexes were separated, there were
masculine flowers with feminine qualities.
There is a tendency toward limited variation.
I believe that antique structures
improvise, transform, and by an internal force
which constructs to support each individual in his
or her contemporary variations.
There is also another construct to
believe in: that this grand transformation
is not only left to the embryo, but
traced to each of our actions.
Between the reign of miracles, we
are left with the whip of science.
Many instincts have miraculous
causes, and their development could
serve to accomplish all my theories.
We will not look for a definition of instinct.
Between instinct and habit, there is
a migration and an action that shows
us a rich experience to compute, and to compute for an arrival,
especially a young and inexperienced one,
and to compute this individual
in the style of the day, without
the sapiens he/she knows.
Like our unconscious, so many
actions are habitual.
This is easy to associate with
other habits, at certain times and
states of the body, and another
acquisition, reminding us
constantly of all our lives.
It is possible to indicate other
points of resemblance between instincts and
Like a good movement well
noted, this instinct / action follows
one from the other.
If we interrupt a person
singing a song, or try to
repeat something from
memory, this, in general,
constricts an indirect turning
in order to respond in a habitual
course of thought.
Each habit / action becomes erudite—
and therefore demonstrates that which we
want to verify – that which we believe
is habitual – an instinct becoming
stronger and no longer distinguishable.
But let’s not make a grave error
supposing that the major # of instincts
that we acquire become habits in 1
generation and then are transmitted to
the following generation.
If we demonstrate with ease
each marvelous instinct, then the domesticated
ape is very well formed, and has
not come to be in this state
In a mutated condition,
modification of the instincts can
be advantageous and can show
that each instinct varies
a little, then, we have no
difficulty in making a natural
selection committee and accumulating
the variations of instinct.
Like the verification
of structures and attitudes that are
lost through non-use, therefore,
we have no doubt, that this is the
state of instincts.
But I believe that the effects of attitudes on case of important
inferiority has affect on natural
selection and spontaneous variation
of the instincts.
sweet aphid excrement limpid drops and sweet sugars
all motion in the world of man
involves some rubbing of one material
over the other.
That’s the way Nature is.
The need of every electron to be different from
all other electrons results in very interesting behavior.
We might facetiously compare it with the
behavior of stylish women who devote much time
and effort to finding clothes unlike anyone else’s.
If they should miscalculate and two of them ap-
pear in the same day in identical hats, these two
women would not be found going along the
same street together. Either one would be mov-
ing at a much greater speed than the other or one
would change direction and go along the other
side of the street or even along a different street.
Similarly with electrons. They rearrange their “orbits” and paths so that they are all different.
Fig. 31. The different ness principle applied to the behavior of ladies of fashion.
Fig. 28. Monkey orbits – no organization.
Obstacles in the soup
without suggesting that much science is to be
gleaned from the pages of Vogue and Harper’s
Bazaar, or from observing stylish women, none-
theless, we can imagine a similar effect in their
behavior. Suppose these women all agreed with
one another (they wouldn’t ever really, but elec-
trons do) as to just how different they had to be
in the hotline. Suppose they agreed that one hat
per block each way was the minimum separation
or different ness consistent with chic. (They would
have to be on opposite sides of the street, of
course.) If there were only a few identical hats
in the shopping district, most of the time the
ladies could walk where they pleased without suf-
fering the indignity of meeting another identical
hat. But as more and more of these hatted ladies
went downtown to shop, they would have to be
more and more careful not to pass another hatted
lady, except on the other side of the street. Even-
tually as more and more ladies appear there
would come a time when the downtown area
had one such lady walking each way every block.
This situation is saturation, as any woman will
Note the consequences of saturation. One
woman wants to turn off the street she is on and
go down a different street. But that street already
has all the hats it can carry. If she wishes to re-
main respectably different she cannot turn! In dia-
monds the electrons cannot go the direction the
electrical force would urge them because they
must remain different from all others.
There is a way out for a determined lady with
gumption. She can catch a cab. Drive wherever
she wishes, and still maintain her dignity.
How I Lost My Life
How I Got On My Back
How I Got My Shell
I Lost My 2nd Life
Can you suggest what happens to the lost energy?
North Sea Gas
If both assertion and reason are true
statements and the reason is a correct
explanation of the assertion.
If both assertion and reason are true
statements but the reason is NOT
a correct explanation of the assertion.
If the assertion is true but the reason is a false statement.
If the assertion is false but the reason is a true statement.
if both assertion and reason are false statements.
and when it is all over with the human
intellect, nothing will have happened.
Kim Rosenfield is the author of Good Morning?¢‚Ç¨‚ÄùMidnight (Roof Books 2001, winner of Small Press Traffic?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s 2001Poetry Book of the Year Award) and Trama (Krupskaya, 2004). She is a psychotherapist in private practice in NYC.