(10th December 2010)
Think clearly and logically, the evidence speaks for itself.
There are an estimated 200 Billion galaxies in the visible universe. Our galaxy the Milky Way has an estimated 200 billion stars. There is estimated to be at least a trillion Earth like planets in the visible universe.
This does not include other planets that can support life in other forms. As this recent NASA announcement of the discovery of arsenic-based life form discovered on Earth points out.
These facts point to one very straight forward conclusion, the Universe is full of life!
It appears human beings have a very exaggerated sense of self importance. I think it is time for the human race to have a bit of humility, and realize that the universe can very easily cope without its existence!
It may be a shame that potentially, humans had a chance to develop into responsible universal citizens but blew it because of an exaggerated sense of individual, and group importance!
This psychotic sense of self importance has lead to the view that humans are masters of the universe. Look, we're stuck on a small speck of dust in the middle of nowhere, in the unimaginable vastness of time and space. Yet we still haven't learnt to live together, and help each other, and respect the delicacy of Earth's biosphere.
How clear and obvious can the facts make it. If the human race is to flourish, and continue to exist, we collectively have to make fundamental changes in our thinking, and actions.
Greed and power serve no purpose except to feed a psychotic sense of self importance.
Our survival depends on our ability to cooperate, and live together, plus respect all the other life on the planet. The diversity of life on earth can survive without humans but humans can't survive without that diversity. We share the Earth with other life on which we depend for our very survival. Our sense of owning the Earth is an illusion!
Clearly this also shows that we should have great humility in the face of the facts. Even on this planet our importance is not very significant. The planet and life will survive without us, and life in other forms will go on if we mess this up.
We collectively need to remove from power and influence those who beat their chests like primitive apes, saying to the rest of us, look how much wealth I have accumulated, look how much power I have.
If we let these people have control over human destiny it will lead to our destruction. They only have their self interest at heart. We need to get everyone collectively focusing on, and looking after each others interests, which are quite simple really.
Collective Priorities for human life.
Have fresh clean air to breath.
To have clean water to drink.
Have fresh food to eat.
Have good shelter.
For you and your children to live in a healthy safe environment.
To live in a free and supportive community, that understands that individual rights have to be balanced with social responsibility.
For this to happen we have to look after each others interests which are all the same. This means collectively looking after Earth's biosphere, because it is what sustains human life.
Human technologies that destroy these precious life sustaining biosphere resources in their resource extraction, mass manufacture, distribution, or disposal should not be made. The “Story of Stuff” explains the effect of the misuse of technology in our present system very well. Technology should be use for improving the quality of life and our biosphere, not for the creation of lots of junk that destroys it!
If there is a God, this God has created a spectacular universe. God does not need you, or anyone to impose what is a very distorted view of what God is on to other humans in attempt to feed an exaggerated sense of self importance. Because frankly no matter what religion you are you have absolutely no idea what God is. God created a huge expansive universe, we live in and on an immensely small speck of it.
Until we learn to live together, and cooperate with each other, I don't see God letting us get any further.
Maybe this is a very wise part of Universal design. Learn to love and cooperate with each other, and respect the gift of the biosphere in which you live, or die out. This seems to me to be a very effective law of the universe whether you believe in God or not.
© Peter Daley 2010
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