Sunday, August 14, 2011
Human beings, homo sapiens, came to survive and thrive beyond our pre-human ancestors and other prototypes because of our ability to adapt and change with our environment and circumstances. If you look at history and our relative lack of DNA diversity as a species (indicating we were, at one point, practically wiped off the face of the planet) our very existence is clearly a damned miracle. A damned, amazing miracle! The best and the brightest of us survived a rapidly changing environment because we were able to figure out, beyond all the others, how to recognize a future, how to invent and how to grow intellectually. Whether we are for good or ill on this planet, we are truly amazing creatures. A damned miracle.