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Someone somewhere said that the human race is a virus, a virulent toxin spreading across all things. I think thatís not quite it, but close. The human species has grown arrogant and dangerous; we have forgotten our roots. We have forgotten that we are fallible! Humans have taken simple beliefs and let them grow into dogmatic faiths that breed self-destruction. The average human believes in God, that we are His creations, and that we are above all other species. Perhaps this is an evolutionary safety mechanism to socially clot us together. Perhaps, but what travesty it has wrought! The human species is the one life form with the capability to destroy all others. What terrible responsibility comes with this brain and these hands! Whatever force (god?, natural selection?) that led us to where we are made us more powerful than any species in history. Will we be guardians or executioners?
Indeed we are capable of great things, but are we not also capable of atrocities unmatched by any other species? We have overlooked that which has become ours to protect. Nature is a thing of balance, and we are tipping it far beyond what is safe. Nature is a force that does not care about the human raceís self-important machinations, and we are in for one hell of a rude awakening! The human race is doomed if we maintain our present path. A human is but an animal, albeit an incredibly powerful one, and we are overlooking laws of existence that cannot be denied.
Our collective egotism will be our end. Humans can love blindly, hate with the fire of hell, and utilize a foresight as no other animal can. In our high degree of sentience, we alone can view things as the sand views the beach. Yet we ignore that responsibility which is ours and ours alone. We have the power, we have the technology, and we have the intellect! To deny this is to deny ourselves our very existence!


The following comments are for "A Rumination on Self..."
by Neelia

Now for some more bad news- ready?
Want to hear a better one? Given the numbers and reproductive abilities of the human race, we could fill the galaxy shoulder-to-shoulder in less time than the dinosaurs have existed.

Really cheers one up, doesn't it?

( Posted by: Beckett Grey [Member] On: December 23, 2001 )

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