|2 aBecause the brain is really this amazingly intricate chemical computer,
3 bWhich we can't control,
4 cUntil scientists find the right medication,
5 dWhich will take time,
6 eLots of time,
7 And even if nothing can be done anyway,
8 fIt may take years to find out for sure.
CHAPTER 161 gAnd there will be others who will prove that everything is caused by hgenes,
2 iWhich we can't control,
3 Until scientists figure out how to correct all the mistakes in our genes,
4 Like our fondness for jpointed sticks,
5 kAnd our neighbor's territory,
6 lAnd even sex,
7 mWhich might still have something to do with it.
CHAPTER 171 nAnd even when the overwhelming majority of people learn to think that you were mostly wrong about everything,
2 They still won't believe it,
3 oBecause your terminology will remain part of the language,
4 And will be used every day.
5 After all, your ideas were never that hard for them to accept in the first place,
6 pSince they already knew that man is basically evil,
7 Which is why the entire species has spent so much time over the years on qsin and guilt and suffering,
||8 rAnd it's kind of comforting to know that the real problem is sex,
9 sOr organic chemistry,
10 tOr the mistakes their parents made when they were teething,
11 uOr something else they can't control,
12 vWhich takes some of the sting out of sin and guilt,
13 Even if we don't quite know what to do about it.
CHAPTER 181 wBecause (said the couch) there will come a day when someone will know what to do about it,
2 And will tell us,
3 Standing on your shoulders,
4 And some others too,
5 xSince even the greatest prophets have to stand on something.
6 yOn that day, your name will become an enduring icon,
7 And will be permanently enshrined in history,
8 As long as people can still read and write,
9 And maybe even a few seconds longer than that.
CHAPTER 191 And when he had heard all these wonderful prophecies and words of wisdom,
2 zZiggie lay down on his couch,
3 And thought about it,
4 For a good five minutes,
5 And maybe even a few seconds longer than that.