It almost seems a copout to simply leave it there, but there it is. In math we know, indisputably, that two plus two equals four. It's a simple statement of fact. So it is with Creation... God created. It's a simple statement of fact that needs no further embellishment. How He created no one knows. He just did.
- use the spitball launcher as a tie clip (same three-part system with different function)
- remove the spring from the spitball launcher/tie clip to create a two-part key chain (base + hammer)
- glue the spitball launcher/tie clip to a sheet of wood to create a clipboard (launcher + glue + wood)
- remove the hold-down bar for use as a toothpick (single element system)
- The mousetrap needs a purpose to exist (to catch mice);
- The mousetrap needs a design or blueprint [a very specific arrangement of all the parts] in order to function (see illustration above);
- The mousetrap, to be a mousetrap, still requires all five components (eight if you include the three fasteners - you can't make it without them);
- All five components must be readily available;
- All five components must themselves be of a specific design, dimension, suitable material, etc. E.g. The spring is made from heat-treated, specially formulated steel, of a specific diameter, wound around a form with ends for creating a fulcrum, and trimmed to an exact length to mate with the other parts;
- The mousetrap needs a process (sequence) for assembly of the parts;
- Someone, or something, is needed to assemble the parts;
- Someone, or something, needs to follow the assembly instructions as all the parts have to be assembled in a specific order, starting with the base;
- You need a bait to attract the mouse;
- Someone is needed to set the trap and, finally,
- A mouse is needed to activate the trap, in order for the trap to carry out its function.
Besides which, chickens, eggs and life are exceedingly more complicated that a mousetrap.
David Harrison © 2014