Human Supremacy In Perspective


The universe was not “designed” with humanity in mind. Nor is our planet the center of our universe. Our planet, along many-many others, is merely the fallout from the Big Bang explosion thirteen billion years ago.

The pale blue dot, as described by Carl Sagan, is surrounded by four-hundred billion galaxies each containing one-hundred billion stars, those stars in-turn surrounded by planets like earth. Every second a star dies, subject to the laws of nature.

Even on our planet, the presence of humanity is relatively unimpressive. Ninety percent of the biomass on earth is non-human, with plants, bacteria, viruses, and fungi taking the crown. The human body is a walking petri-dish, a mere vessel, for microorganisms outnumbering human cells ten to one. In truth, microorganisms, not humans, are at the top of the food-chain.

The span of human life on earth is even less impressive. Humanity is but a bump in the road on the estimated eight-billion year timescale of our planet. Depending on your definition of human-being, our species has lived no more than one-hundred-thousand years, most of it in a low cognitive state compared to our current comprehension level. A common fly with very few cognitive neurons has already outlived us sixteen-thousand times.

Adaptability, not mere intelligence, drives the longevity of a species. For neither bacteria nor common flies have our cognitive intelligence. Humanity has one single thing to prove, how human intelligence can improve human adaptability to nature’s entropy

So, instead of fighting amongst ourselves what happened in the past, the manmade God one must believe in, or what country one belongs to, we must act like a single race, the human race. Pointing all the arrows of human expansion towards comprehending how nature works and rules us. Systematically.

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