Evolution or Extinction
The geologic record indicates that there have been over 100 mass extinction events on our planet since life first began some 3.8 billion years ago. Until the modern period, all of these events were due to natural causes such as variability in sun’s energy output, meteorite impacts, energy bursts from deep space, change in earth’s orbit, massive volcanic eruptions, climate changes, disease, etc. Now, thanks to the folly of so-called human ingenuity, several more man-made causes may be added to this list such as weapons of mass destruction, over-population, serious environmental degradation, mindless consumption, and so on.
In regard to natural calamities, we can neither accurately predict nor control these events. At best all we can do is develop contingencies so that some of us may survive. But in relation to self-inflected threats, we do have the ability to change our behavior and thinking to prevent man-made crises that could result in horrendous pain and suffering.
No matter the cause, nature’s mandate in these situations seems to be either to force humankind to address threats by rising to the challenges at hand through evolving consciousness, intellect and/or technological capabilities, or resist change, do nothing and suffer the consequences. The good news is that human beings through intellect, knowledge and ability to communicate are perhaps one of the most adaptable species to evolve on our planet. However, the bad news is that many of us resist change and would prefer to go back to continue repeating patterns and behaviors, even those that no longer serve our best interests. This is especially true for people and institutions in positions of power, wealth and influence derived from maintaining the status quo, who therefore are heavily invested in perpetuating the status quo regardless of logic and reason to the contrary.
One thing is clear from nature’s way as evidenced by the geologic record, which also applies equally well to human time scales: Change is inevitable and will occur whether we embrace it or resist it. We can embrace it and go with the flow of destiny or resist it at the risk of great pain and suffering. And, if we resist change too strongly, we may likely go the way of the dinosaur. Thus, the choice is clear: Evolve, change or perish.
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