Thursday, October 20, 2011

So what is Galileo's Bane anyway?

For starters, I happen to think it is a great brand.  Galileo challenged the status quo, and suffered for it.  Why?  Simply, because of dogma.  There was nothing right, just or fair about it.  And in the end, of course, he was right.

It is easy to just not think, to be a follower, to like what others like, and to surrender to what everyone else says is right and true.  It is much better to actually think, challenge, speak up, and be yourself… to partake in a life with Galileo’s Bane.

Profound?  Maybe, maybe not.  But so what!

I was listening to music this week (what else is new?) and realized that perhaps I’ve found a fitting theme song for Galileo’s Bane.  I stumbled upon Bad Religion over the last few years, and have come to respect them as a band and particularly Greg Graffin as a scientist and artist.  There song, “The Answer” seems to fit with the Galileo’s Bane theme.

Check out the song.

And here are the lyrics for reference.
Long ago in a dusty village
full of hunger, pain and strife
a man came forth with a vision of truth
and the way to a better life
he was convinced he had the answer
and he compelled people to follow along
but the hunger never vanished
and the man was banished
and the village dried up and died
at a time when wise men peered
through glass tubes toward the sky
the heavens changed in predictable ways
and one man was able to find
that he had thought he found the answer
and he was quick to write his revelation
but as they were scutinized
in his colleagues eyes
he soon became a mockery
don’t tell me about the answer
’cause then another one will come along soon
I don’t believe you have the answer
I’ve got ideas too
but if you’ve got enough naivete
and you’ve got conviction
then the answer is perfect for you
an urban sprawl sits choking on its discharge
overwhelmed by industry
searching for a modern day savior from another place
inclined toward charity
everyone’s begging for an answer
without regard to validity
the searching never ends
it goes on and on for eternity
So there you go.  Feel free to offer some thoughts as well.