Friday, September 7, 2012

Be Humble, Yet Noble

5 billion years ago, there was no Sun, no Earth, no Venus, No Mars, No Jupiter, no Saturn..., just a local cloud of star dust resulting from an ancient supernova explosion in one remote corner on the periphery of the Milky Way Galaxy.

4.6 billion years ago, gravity pulled the cloud into a core which became a new star - the Sun - surrounded by a spinning disc which condensed into the planets. Thus the Solar System was born.

The third planet - the Earth - situated in the life-zone of the Sun, developed life, where the original molecules integratively transcended into unicellular organisms, which in turn integratively transcended into multi-cellular organisms, which, via evolution, eventually gave rise to our species.

And our species, which calls itself Homo sapiens, "Man the Wise", integratively transcended into human-based societies, which evolved into technological nations, which drink oil for energy and exhale so much carbon dioxide as to heat the planet into a death spiral.

Unless the nations, mutually competitive and destructive, in turn integratively transcend into an internally differentiated and cooperative global civilization, or planetary organism, with its previous nations serving as organs, three quarters of all species on Earth would go extinct within a split second of geological time, Homo sapiens likely included.

INTEGRATIVE TRANSCENDENCE - the Tao, the Way of the Cosmos, the Path of Life, the Key to Salvation.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)