Sunday, August 14, 2022
For the past 200,000 years, we’ve been busy.
The changes in ‘big brain humans’ have been few since because humans evolved from some previous iteration beyond Neanderthals. We stand upright, have ten toes, ten fingers, one heart, and short life in terms of earth’s life. We busied ourselves with survival and procreation. From those first few of us, we’ve expanded overseas, grown our numbers to 8.0 billion, explored the entire planet, gone to the moon, and sent devices into deep space to help us understand the vastness of the universe. We’ve made products large and small, we’ve split the atom, the cell, the second (surely you’ve heard of split-second decisions), explored every corner of science and yet there seem to be endless things to learn, we’ve developed medical miracles to preserve, enhance and extend life, and we’ve brought back the Whistle Dog. Life is, as is the Grand Canyon, awesome!
We haven’t explored everything, and every year millions of graduates with fresh minds, eagerly ambitious and better educated than any time in history, invent, innovate, discover, and experiment with new ways to make habitation better and ensure the survival of our species and our planet.
For the next 200,000 years, we’ll still be busy.
All of this goes on, with us or without us. The choice is ours – be part of the action, be a spectator/cheerleader, or to stay home from the game.
Life is quite literally passing us by, and the bus is not waiting for us because we are running late …