The Fascinating, Creative, Incomparable, Distracted Mind of Man
Writer Kurt Vonnegut said “our big brains are killing us” and there’s much to be gained from pondering that simple statement. These unique and fascinating big brains of ours put us at the top of what can only be called human traits; mystery, innovation, science, history and a sense of both the future and our own impending death. No other animal shares that. We are alone and able (if we wish) to contemplate our collective destiny. But its occasionally nasty work and far more pleasant and distracting to wander among Kim Kardashian’s momentary antics.
So that’s us, you and me, miracles of evolution, occupying the planet for a mere eye-wink during its billions of years of existence and yet changing it as no predecessor has. There’s evidence we humans may be just another failed
experiment and an equal (if not more compelling) argument that we have the tools to overcome our collective flaws and sustain. What is clear is that the planet will survive, with not much more that a hiccup if we’re r…