DIRT

This was in our email this morning (thanks DC!)

God is sitting in Heaven when a scientist says to Him,
“Lord, we don’t need you  anymore.

Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing. In other words, we can now do what you did in the  ‘beginning’.”

“Oh, is that so? Tell  me….” replies God.

“Well”, says the  scientist, “we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and  breathe life into it, thus creating man.”

“Well, that’s interesting. Show  Me. “

So the scientist bends  down to the earth and starts to mold the soil.

“Oh no, no, no….” interrupts God,

“Get your  own dirt.”

Jordanne forwarded me this interesting article about a Smithsonian exhibit about dirt

“One of the most important messages for me is that people get beyond thinking of soil as something in their garden, but think of it as the foundation of all the Earth’s ecosystems,” as important as air and water….

Comments(10)

  1. tammy says:

    That is wonderful!! Thanks for the good medicine of laughter!! I love your site btw and all you do to try to help others. Thank you-

  2. tammy says:

    That is wonderful!! Thanks for the good medicine of laughter!! I love your site btw and all you do to try to help others. Thank you-

  3. KK says:

    Great! hopefully, a lot of people will be exposed to some important information about soils…the often overlooked part of farming/gardening. Commercial farming takes and takes from soil, merely adding artificial chemical inputs…thus poisioning and eroding soils, which then finds its way into places like the Gulf of Mexico, where large dead zones and algea blooms form. This is a catastrophe. But nurturing and working with soil organically, and adding lots of organic matter, breaths life into exisitng soils. There’s so much to this subject…and I’m glad Smithsonian is helping enlighten the masses. Make compost…enrich soil organically…reclaim your soils!

  4. KK says:

    Great! hopefully, a lot of people will be exposed to some important information about soils…the often overlooked part of farming/gardening. Commercial farming takes and takes from soil, merely adding artificial chemical inputs…thus poisioning and eroding soils, which then finds its way into places like the Gulf of Mexico, where large dead zones and algea blooms form. This is a catastrophe. But nurturing and working with soil organically, and adding lots of organic matter, breaths life into exisitng soils. There’s so much to this subject…and I’m glad Smithsonian is helping enlighten the masses. Make compost…enrich soil organically…reclaim your soils!

  5. yvonne i Sweden says:

    I agree…!! 🙂

  6. yvonne i Sweden says:

    I agree…!! 🙂

  7. David says:

    Thanks Anais & Jordanne for the cool links & info of intriguing dirt AKA soil. Can’t wait till Smithsonian’s soil exhibit comes to Los Angeles to hopefully replace Body Worlds(not my cup of tea,lol.) Sorry couldn’t make it to your monthly shindig but was bit under the weather. Continuing to enjoy the intelligencia & Justin’s cool propaganda & site.

    Cheers, David in San Gabriel Valley, California USA

  8. David says:

    Thanks Anais & Jordanne for the cool links & info of intriguing dirt AKA soil. Can’t wait till Smithsonian’s soil exhibit comes to Los Angeles to hopefully replace Body Worlds(not my cup of tea,lol.) Sorry couldn’t make it to your monthly shindig but was bit under the weather. Continuing to enjoy the intelligencia & Justin’s cool propaganda & site.

    Cheers, David in San Gabriel Valley, California USA

  9. Nuno says:

    Water and clean air shortage are usually the most alarming issues in the public’s mind.
    But what has been called Peak Dirt is as fundamental :

    http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/peak-dirt-peak-everything.html

    Nice Post!

  10. Nuno says:

    Water and clean air shortage are usually the most alarming issues in the public’s mind.
    But what has been called Peak Dirt is as fundamental :

    http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/peak-dirt-peak-everything.html

    Nice Post!

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