See that guy on the right with the scepter and crown? That’s Sargon II, King of Assyria. And about 1,000,000 days ago he was a really really big deal.
Not so much of a big deal now.
We with our big egos. And our glorious free will. But we’re all simply souls on a speck of dust.
Strangely, the Creator has figured us into it all anyway. I guess he has his reasons. Teilhard de Chardin said that God wanted us to participate in His grand Creation, to in a sense be co-creators along side him — in a small way of course. That, and to take care of one another. Yes especially that one.
Which brings up the question: Where will the people of this planet be a million days from now?
Hm, that’s a good question. But I don’t have the answer. Probably even Sargon didn’t know that humanity will still exist after he dies. Oh, well. Something will exist, even if humanity won’t….
I always thought that if we were to disappear that another species would replace. But was reading an article the other day on the Tanis paleological site and after learning how close this planet came then to Zero life, I’m not so sure.
I know what you’re talking about. One blip from the Sun or a rock on a good spot and we are back to stone age or worse. But looking at what a humanity is doing to this planet, I am not sure that would be a very bad idea 😀
I’ve been thinking about a new story but truth told I’m not sure whether I’d be helping the world or simply slandering humanity in general. Saying that we are simply rats on a tiny boat seeking our secular cheese may not win the hearts of many — no matter how true it is. 😆
Carlo Grassini said:
You are beginning to sound like a Secular Priest. (humor)
Or maybe the older Michael Crichton, who definitely became a misanthrope.