The Evolution Solution

Have you ever seen the movie Evolution with David Duchovny and Orlando Jones?

It is a ridiculous movie, and one that I really enjoy.

In the movie, aliens attack earth and the humans can’t seem to find a way to stop them.

David Duchovny, much by chance and luck discovers that since humans are carbon based and arsenic is deadly to humans, the aliens are nitrogen based and so if you follow the same pattern (2 down 1 over) on the periodic table, the aliens should have a deadly reaction to selenium (which apparently is found in conditioner).

So they load a fire truck up with hair conditioner and squirt it all over the aliens and save the world.

What does this have to do with anything?

Good question.

I woke up this morning and thought of this.

I have no idea why.

It’s Thanksgiving.

But, we can apply the same pattern in our own lives.

Sometimes when we are looking for a solution to something, the solution already exists. We just have to copy it and apply it to whatever it is that we are working on.

Is this always the case?


But it can be the case a lot of times.

Why would you spend hours trying to code something from scratch, when the code is already available for $50? Just buy the code.

Don’t run yourself ragged trying to reinvent the wheel.