What on Earth (part 4)

If you think the animal world mystifies, just take a look into the history of humanity. I believe there are an infinite number of weird and wonderful animal species out there, just waiting to be discovered. Sooner or later we will find them, if we haven’t destroyed their habitats or ourselves before then.

The history of humanity is rich and diverse, but in all fairness, we don’t even understand half of our history. Do we really know where we come from and how we reached this level of civilization? Of course, we have come far; have zealously created a world that suits us, and all without regard for the world created for us. We contentedly distance ourselves from our origins and humble beginnings, rape and betray the planet we say we love so dearly. We look to the stars and imagine intriguing worlds somewhere beyond our solar system, dream of alien life, of exploring new frontiers.

Personally, I think it’s very sad. I love to sit back and gaze up at that golden sparkle against its carpet of black. I love looking at the moon as well. But I have no urge to leave this planet, no impulse to rush off in some spaceship, like some sort of ‘Flash Gordon’ in search of another planet to live on. What is out there is out there. It has been out there and it will be out there for all time to come. What I am really interested in is this planet, the one I belong to, the one I was born on, live on and want to die on.

I think it terrible that mankind knows so much about outer space and yet has only explored 5 to 7 percent of the ocean floor and half a percent of the ocean itself. Isn’t that shameful.

Why are we not exploring the wonders of this planet, the miracles and the mysteries of ourselves? I mean, it’s not like there’s nothing here of interest.

Take the pyramids for example. Some people say they were built by aliens, but let’s not get back into rushing off into out space again. It’s not that I don’t believe in the remote possibility of aliens, but I prefer to believe in humanity.

The Great Pyramid of Khufu was built approximately 4800 years ago. It was built with incredible accuracy and was the tallest man-made structure in the world until 1888. The question isn’t really why it was built. We know why it was built. The question is; why it was built at such a colossal scale. Can you imagine the hours it took to design it or the years it took to build it? I find that to be so much more interesting than the possibility of life on another planet.

That’s all for now until part 5 …

Gavin

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