Since the advent of life on earth ions ago there have been several events that we can only classify as extinctions. Each time we have lost species including humans. Each time we have taken several hundred thousand years to recover.
The disappearance of many animals and plants at the hands of man in prehistoric, historic and modern times will eventually show up in the fossil record as mass extinctions. (from BBC article). Will there be humans to find these fossils? Will the next disappearance be total? Will we be so stupid?
What a mess to overcome, but humans are clever and it is just possible that with the Earth progress we have now achieved here and the potential for a colony planet in this huge universe of cosmic matter, it is just possible we can do it.
This blog note is no more than this person’s optimistic view of things to come. I hope that my wish for an outcome in favour of all life on earth turns out to be true.
PRAY FOR LIFE TO CONTINUE NOW
NB: Real AI? What about SOUL?
We all watch Sci-Fi. Short-cuts are taken to make a good story. Danger though because we come to believe in the short-cuts and we continue to think of what we see as truth.
We see Earth resources running out. When that happens we think “Oh well we’ll simply colonize space” Meanwhile we are a clever race, clever enough to reverse the ongoing rapid population increase. Clever enough to better use the sources we have. Clever enough to have a high standard of living, though not perhaps the same. Clever enough to stop creation of long and degrading wars. Clever enough to do these things in the time it will take to find a solution.
Colonizing Space Will be Hard. Will take perhaps a century to start.
To start with, successful life requires many kinds of creature and they each require to be nourished, they each carry in their frames all kinds of bugs & so on….
Meanwhile we have to scratch our heads and be clever humans. Humans as a race compose themselves of all types of individual, good bad etc. & since we have needed them all in the past we will need them in the future.
We have to preserve life on earth for more centuries & not be the 6th. extinction
Perhaps we will make good use of AI to help us.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was the subject of an April Resident discussion led by Sherry of Recreation. Wildlife needs protecting against extinction as it contributes in so many ways to human life on earth. We want to help the WWF and even though we don’t have much to spare this lodge does.
Wherever one looks there are wilderness lands being used to build for humans and reducing the space formerly the habitat of wildlife but equally important is the haphazard provision by humans of food and inadvertent impact on wildlife of creatures becoming unable to find natural food on their own. Fortunately the WWF staff and volunteers know what to do.
We learned about wildlife and people of the world. A good discussion.
Tough Love. Kindly Love. It’s all LOVE.
We Seniors Love our descendants and when we are told that humankind is fast approaching the end of life for us all, a sixth time the records tell us. When that truth sinks in then we will do our little bit to help stop it
WHAT CAN WE SIMPLE RESIDENTS POSSIBLY DO?
We can do our bit is what. Every little helps and we do want to have descendants don’t we? First off though we will not learn all this new-fangled technology that’s to help our race survive. So there. What can we do?
Our bit is to tell our descendants to have the experts use and not to make a mockery of the new-fangled technologies. Not to lean back and both say and think “Can’t be bothered, I’ll take life as it comes” because this is a sure way to finish Humankind and then for life to have to start from scratch all over again without our descendants.
SAY USE WHAT WE KNOW TO GROW ON THE PAST. SAY THAT AND WE PROSPER.