In your incredible song “Miracles,” (Watch Here) you ask a lot of really deep and insightful questions, and since I believe that… well… almost anyone with a GED is qualified to answer all of them, I’m going to give it a shot.
I’m not a scientist, but since you believe scientists are “liars” according to your lyrics, this is a bonus! You can be sure I am absolutely not a scientist. I am doing no research, just going by what I learned in twelve years of public school and a year and a half of college. So in a series of articles, I’m going to give you a point by point explanation of these magical phenomena you wonder about (and again, watch the video if you haven’t. It’s worth the four minutes.)
To keep things fair, I will not do research. So feel free to correct me in comments. But I really want to help these two understand some of the basic concepts that I was taught in sixth grade but they still seem confused about. So here we go. Lyrics first, then explanations. Yes, these are adult men writing these lyrics.
“If magic is all we’ve ever known it’s easy to miss what really goes on.”
This is very true. If you don’t spend any time learning how things like say giraffes and magnets work (we’ll get to that later) it can be very difficult to understand the difference between magic and science. For example, I know a lighter starts due to a mixture of butane, a flint and a steel. If I didn’t know that, I might assume it had a genie inside. So if magic is all you’ve ever known, night school could be a good alternative to your current “everything is a miracle” theory.
“Oceans spanning beyond my sight-“
The ocean is very large and the planet is round. This means that at a certain point (the horizon) you’re actually looking past the planet. As for the size of said oceans, water is less dense than iron, stone, and your average Juggalo, so these things sink below the water. There’s actually a lot of rock under there so don’t be worried. The water will eventually end. I promise.
“And a million stars way above them at night; you don’t have to be high to look in the sky.”
That’s actually a low estimate by I believe several billion or trillion stars. I won’t get the exact number (which would come from research from a lying scientist, but there are a lot more than a million.) However you are correct that regardless of being high or not, stars are still visible (at night) and people who aren’t high are still able to look up using their spine and a series of muscles. So two points to the Juggalos!
“The mountains, trees, seven seas, and everything chilling under water… please”
Well, the mountains and seas were formed by giant plates under the earths surface. As they move on a sea of molten rock and iron at the Earth’s center, the surface of the earth rises and falls. Water, being a liquid, moves easily. Gravity pulls it to the the lowest parts. Mountains are pushed up when two plates push together. As for trees and the chilling sea dwellers, well… lets save evolution for when you get to the part where you’re confused by giraffes.
Remember when we were talking about mountains and the seas? Well everything is pulled so tightly together by a force we know as gravity (write that down) that it causes pressure and friction. This causes heat, hot enough to melt rock. This hot rock is called magma underground and lava when it reaches the surface. Also, don’t walk on it.
“Snow, rain and fog.”
This is called weather and it’s due to a complex series of factors including seasons, ocean currents, and areas of low and high pressure. And don’t be afraid of snow, it’s just frozen rain! Fog? You know those clouds you sometimes see “chilling” up in the sky? They sometimes are formed at ground level. That’s right, you’re walking through a cloud! Pretty neat, huh?
I hope Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J find this series of articles both interesting and informing. In the next installment of the series, I’ll explain magnets,, pet cats and dogs, Giraffes and other “Miracles” in your song.