Friday, January 12, 2007

Gasping For Air

It's easy to believe that the Iraq conflict is "sucking" oxygen from almost everything in the United States at the moment, as well as slowly spreading across the planet, engulfing more and more countries directly or indirectly. Once again I found myself revisiting The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement website. The movement's motto is "May we live long and die out." It is a site everyone should visit at least once.

Scientists have recently reported that they have strong evidence, because of a South African skull apparently some 36,000 years old, that a clear resemblance exists between this skull and the skulls of other humans that were living in Europe, Asia and Australia at the same time. In other words we all looked pretty much the same back then. The original Homo sapiens--our ancestors--were moving out of Africa quite possibly some 65,000 years ago. New technology made it possible to determine the date of this skull with a margin of error of only three thousand years. So here we are in 2007 with ever improving technology and ever increasing knowledge.

I recall reading some time ago that on average a species goes extinct after approximately 1.4 million years. We humans have been around maybe 200,000 years, give or take. Is it possible we'll get anywhere near the average? May we live long and wisely?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear NL Blogring members,
There are only a few of us so far, so please search out any blogspot blogs you can and see if you can recruit any more people into the ring. I am searching for people using google and blog-gathering sites trying to find others to talk to.

Also, I was contacted by one potential member who said they didn't want to have to include a list of links to the blogs in the ring on their blog. If you feel the same, feel free to just include somewhere in your sidebar (the closer to the top the better of course!) the link to the nl blog : and make the link name "Natural Living Blogring" :) This will still get new people to click and visit the blog and once at my blog they will see the detailed list of members.

I would choose to use a blogring site, but I don't necessarily like the way some of them run. But if things get a lot bigger then I will consider it.

But that's all, just wanted to contact everyone :)