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life finds a way, 生命會自己找到出路

這是幾年前的一個晚上,我在之前的實驗室裡,
                                                                               
學長與我,還有一個跟我同是暑期生的女同學。
                                                                               
當時,我做的是檢測藥物對於某基因表現量的調控,
                                                                               
經過了一年的撞牆期之後,已有些許成果。
                                                                               
女同學做的則是設計某些DNA的載體,想要放入細胞中使其表現。
                                                                               
但是她的實驗卻是一直不順遂。
                                                                                
                                                                               
撞牆久了,總是會讓人心灰意冷。
                                                                               
在某天夜裡,只有我跟學長在的時候,三個人聊天,
                                                                               
聊著聊著女同學就哭了起來。
                                                                                
                                                                               
但是,我們也愛莫能助。
                                                                               
實驗就是如此現實,有data的人就可以講大聲話,
 
沒data的人,就得小心翼翼,怕遭人白眼。
                                                                               
只是,做不做的出來,除了努力,還得需要幾分運氣。
                                                                                
                                                                               
後來,這位女同學本想朝著學術領域發展,
                                                                               
但怎麼樣就是不順遂。
                                                                               
先是申請國外學校,全部槓龜。
                                                                               
後再應試醫技所,卻也名落孫山。
                                                                               
不得不的,她只能先去找份研究助理的工作來做。
                                                                                
                                                                               
只是,最近看到她的暱稱,
                                                                               
總是「xx扭催來,自然照顧妳」,
                                                                               
後面接著幾月幾號要來教美容DIY。
                                                                               
與她一聊,雖然她說她的正職仍是研究助理,
 
但是可以感受到的是,她的兼職讓她神采奕奕。
                                                                                
                                                                               
有種感覺,
                                                                               
隨著年歲的增長,
                                                                               
卻越來越分不清楚黑與白,
                                                                               
仔細來說,
                                                                               
越來越體認到生命的無常,自己的渺小,
                                                                               
所以不敢妄斷黑白。
                                                                               
造橋鋪路,好像是一種生活方式,
                                                                               
殺人放火,也只是另一種生活的方式。
                                                                                
                                                                               
只是這樣真的好嗎?
                                                                               
我不知道。或許這樣是另一種冷漠。
 
聽有人說起,隨著體罰的限制越來越嚴格,
                                                                               
學生一遭打罵,人本基金會就要來學校開記者會。
                                                                               
老師也開始學著自保。
                                                                               
怎麼辦呢?把學生「冰凍」起來。
                                                                               
我不打罵你,也不理你,更不會教育你,
                                                                               
對於醫生執行業務有過多的限制,會造成防衛性的醫療,
                                                                               
對於老師有過多的限制也造成了防衛性的教育。
                                                                               
是幸,抑或不幸?
 
 
我想把大陸學術「超女」于丹在「莊子心得」一書中的一則寓言,與大家分享。
                                                                               
有一位老酋長,對他部落裡的年輕人說:「你們去遠行吧,闖蕩你的一生。這一生我
                                                                               
只要給你六個字就夠了。我先給你們每個人一張紙條,寫著前三個字,你們到世界上
                                                                               
歷練,等到你們建功立業以後,回來找我取後三個字。」
                                                                                
                                                                               
這些年輕人拿著一個小小的紙條走向了天地四海。他們經歷了各自的榮辱磨難,在每
                                                                               
一個時刻他們會看到紙條上的這三個字,簡簡單單的寫著:「不要怕。」
                                                                               
人只要「不要怕」,任何磨難都能闖過去。
                                                                                
                                                                               
等到他們人過中年,已經穿越了太多太多錯失的機遇,或者跨越了太多太多坎坷的時候,
                                                                               
他們帶著或是風霜,或是榮耀,回來找老酋長要後三個字,他們看到的是:「不要悔」。
 
 
Henry Wu:You're implying that a group composed entirely of female animals
                                                                               
will... breed?
                                                                               
Dr. Ian Malcolm:No, I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way.
                                                                               
本句出自於『侏儸紀公園』中,傑夫高布倫 (Jeff Goldblum)飾演的數學家 Dr. Ian Malcolm
                                                                               
的對白。當時公園中發現破裂蛋殼,園區工作人員大疑惑,因為公園內全是利用基因工程產
 
生的母恐龍,怎麼可能自行生育下一代。
                                                                               
原來是因為恐龍的基因序列中,有一段是利用青蛙的基因。有些青蛙會在某種周遭環境
                                                                               
特異的情況下產生雌雄變體的現象,主要是為了生育下一代,因為大自然中的生命會
                                                                               
試圖找尋生路。
                                                                               
「life finds a way, 生命會自己找到出路。」
  
 
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