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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Waiting

I, personally, am going through a time of waiting to see what happens in our world.  When one has lived a certain number of years, following world events during that time, that we still haven't  destroyed this world is amazing.  The complacent seem to take the view that nothing major will change.  Personally, I am waiting for major changes to take place.

I have recently been ruminating about one of the current potentials for change.  For me, the most interesting of them is between the old-school scientists, and the newer inquiring scientists, who have access to new information as well as through many new discoveries/technologies.

The newer variety are disparaged, by the old-school variety, as being nothing but followers of what they describe as believers in the traditional creationist/religious faction.  The followers of the older Darwinian evolutionary theories, as I have been pointing out, are having to deal with discoveries revealed by many modern scientific advances--such as DNA--relating to our bodies and the universe itself.

A recent article I discovered questions the idea that humans developed on earth at all; It includes arguments such as: "A U.S. ecologist says conditions such as bad backs and sunburn suggest humans did not evolve alongside other life on Earth. In a new book, Dr Ellis Silver says aliens put humans (on) our planet as recently as tens of thousands of years ago. He suggests the Earth might be a prison planet, since humans seem to be a naturally violent species and are here until we learn to behave ourselves. In his book, Dr Ellis Silver points to a number of physiological features to make his case for why humans did not evolve alongside other life on Earth. Dr Silver says that while the planet meets humans’ needs for the most part, it does not perhaps serve the species’ interests as well as the aliens who dropped us off imagined."

The seemingly violent nature of the human species has been the subject of many philosophical articles.  Pacifists have always had to deal with it in their philosophies; the above speculations inserts an interesting twist as to its cause--we came with it.

Personally, it is amazing that there are so many of us remaining on the planet, given the evidence of an inherently violent disposition, indicated not only by our history of warfare, but the extreme example we have recently been presented with--ISIS!  Another disturbing indication is the continued interest in developing atomic energy for more destructive weapons!

As indicated, I am of the belief that major change is eminent. 

I will await the time for my next writing to see what transpires.

Shirley Gallup

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