Posts Tagged ‘birth’

Wisdom from down under

Monday, March 9th, 2009

La sagesse australienne... à propos accouchement!

A friend sent us this little quote from her Aussie friend, who had the following to say about the “miracle” of birth… :)

Anyone who has attended a birth knows straight up that we can categorically rule out “Intelligent Design” from the list of options for creation. Unless the creator was a committee – maybe a few crackpot taxidermists, some dropout zookeepers and a sadist for good measure – none of whom speak the same language.

Seems hard to believe that somewhere in the distant past with humanity at one of those branches of the evolutionary tree, some ancestor peered hard down the roads that led to marsupials and reptiles, and thought “No, let’s give this Mammal thing a go”.

What a screwup. Human birth makes your average wombat look like a hyper-evolved celestial being.

Et en Français:

“Quiconque a assisté à un accouchement rayera l’ “Intelligent Design” de la carte des options pour la création. A moins que le Créateur ne soit en fait un comité, composé de quelques taxidermistes, deux trois gardiens de zoo et d’un sadique pour faire bonne mesure, aucun ne parlant pas la même langue.

Difficile de croire que dans un passé lointain, un ancêtre de l’Humanité ai regardé l’arbre évolutif, et plus précisément les branches donnant les reptiles et les marsupiaux, et décidé que non, vraiment, il préférait essayer ce truc de mammifères.

Quelle erreur! A côté de l’accouchement humain, même un koala à l’air d’un être super évolué!”

Le texte n’est pas de moi, mais croyez moi que pendant l’accouchement j’ai pesté contre l’évolution, en moins poli bien sûr.

The Stargazer is born

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Bienvenue au monde, petit Cillian!

Karyn went into theatre at about 09h00. I also changed into scrubs and clogs, and went in with her, to keep her company. I watched the whole thing… The position of the baby’s head was such that they couldn’t use any sort of direct intervention to get him out, so they went straight to c-section. His head was tilted back and up, as though, according to our rather poetic registrar, he were “gazing at the stars”. Nice.

(more…)