Thursday, December 28, 2006

is new mythology being invented today?

oh yeah. but with 6billion of us babbling cross-continent, it will take a while to sort out what on earth we've come up with, no?

you're thrown into this life without your permission and it turns out to be incomprehensibly amazing and horrifying, so do you accept it? i suppose that's what mythology is for.

for sure biological sciences have added some fascinating threads to the story of our journey. but at a hundred and fifty years, hardly any of it has been absorbed into our culture. how many people know what it means that they think and feel with a tangled glob of 20billion yacking squishy amoebas? how many people know what it means that flesh is a complex and subtle game played with 600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pieces of a dozen different kinds each kind with specific rules? how many people think of the long line back of 3.8billion generations of mothers who've birthed each other to bring us here today?

don't rush me, i'm working on it.

one more thought. we now have a pretty concrete picture that this finite Earth is in OUR hands. we can crush it or we can grow it and plant it everywhere.

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