WE'RE 'MYTHing' SOMETHING?
In my new TIME magazine there is an article by Jeffrey Kluger titled Why we worry about the things we shouldn't and it highlighted a point that comes up quite often in this blog..
"Part of the problem we have with evaluating risk, scientists say, is that we're moving through this modern world with what is in many respects, a prehistoric brain."
"We think that we've grown accustomed to living in a predator free environment in which most of the dangers of the wild have been driven away or fenced off, but our central nervous system-evolving at a glacial pace-hasn't got the message."
As you know we are not living in a predator free environment.
We are our own worst enemy!
Humans are still killing other humans and the last century over 50 million of us were sytematically eliminated by our own countrymen.
So I was wondering...
You know how scientists are telling us that humans are exchanging DNA from all corners of the globe and that in a couple thousand years we will have a more uniform appearance..a nice deep taupe with what we now refer to as afro-asian highlights.
Do you suppose that once we have less physical distinctions that we might not kill each other as much?
There is only one species of human.
Why do we keep MYTHing this point?
I personally think that Religion is more divisive and it seems highly improbable that there could ever be peace on earth as long as these competing religions exist to divide us into us and thems.
So suppose that the religious elements finally killed each other off and sent each other to their respective great beyonds.
All that remains to repopulate the planet are a couple million similar looking human beings. Is it possible that they could overcome that prehistoric brain and work together..or are we completely and hopelessly lost to repeat the past?
Would the survivors find other ways to separate each other based on something equally ridiculous?
The 20th Century, the bloodiest in human history, was the Century of Genocidic Mass Murder.
More than 50 million people were executed for ethnic, political and religious excuses proved that. Here are some of the worst examples of man's inhumanity to man according to National Geographic:
CHINA 30M/ USSR 20M/ JAPAN 10 M/ GERMANY 11M/ PAKISTAN 3M/ CAMBODIA 1.7M/ AFGHANISTAN 1.8M/ NIGERIA 2M/ RWANDA 1M/ INDIA 1M/ INDONESIA 1.2M
Our record speaks for itself.
Is there anything aside from an extraterrestrial invasion (which I don't believe is remotely probable) that could unite our species?
Will we ever get the message that there is only ONE species of human?