The current happenings in the world, the climate changes, war rumblings, deadly viruses, civil unrest, and sheer human stupidity has me up at night more often than not. I keep wondering about the First Man, the first to ever walk this Earth, was he more of an animal or is it today’s human that is more animalistic?
Where did it all begin?
Since my history is quiet crusty, i decided to time travel so to speak, to when the Earth was formed. It billions of years and god knows how many meteorite attacks for the Earth to have a climate friendly enough for the first life to grow. The water, carbon, iron, all of it came on a meteorite to our planet. The first life, bacteria, gave rise to oxygen. Slowly but surely, life flourished on this planet.
The flora and fauna of that time can even be called alien for all we know about it, as I have come to find out, due to high oxygen levels in the air as compared to water the animals and insects were huge in size. Then came the huge Siberian Traps erupted, killing much of the life on earth, then the “Snow Ball Earth” happened. Then came the dinosaurs, which basically ruled the world. They were much superior than the other species surviving the Ice Age. The animals that will later evolve into mammals were prey to these huge beasts. They ruled supreme and nothing, it would seem, would be able to dominate or challenge them.
Of course we know what happened next, after living on this planet for 165 million years, dinosaurs died about 66 million years ago, when an asteroid stopped by to visit. Then the mammals evolved, into monkeys, apes, then Homo erectus, then later on to us, Homo sapiens.
After finding this out, I realized that no matter over how a long a period, Earth is undergoing a constant change. From a ball of molten lava, to Snow Ball, to having quakes so huge that split its huge continent to pieces, to its current state. The Earth has always been undergoing changes, some from within itself, some from outer space and some, as we see today, man-made.
Where do Humans fit into this?
Humans in their arrogance and greed, have failed to grasp a simple concept: that they do not rule the Earth. Sure, as of right now, we are the dominant species, we are smart, able and most importantly clever enough to have survived this long. But we do not have invincibility, we are but a page in the History of the Universe. From studying the history of Earth, anyone can see the pattern. When equilibrium is threatened, the nature corrects it, in whatever means necessary.
If you go YouTube and search for Time Lapse of Future you will find countless videos explaining to you how the Earth will change and in a few billion years, die; but that is not our problem is it? After all a billion years in the future, we are not going to be here, let the future face it, at least in our timeline, we’ll be happily alive!
Well let me break it to you, we’ll be alive, but happily? Who knows. What we will do in the next few years to come will definitely be affecting the conditions on the Earth. Sure the planet may not implode or get destroyed, but will it even be livable? Will any life forms be surviving when Humans are done with it?
The pressure on the Earth is increasing too rapidly, something WILL give. Now that something can be Earth’s core causing all kinds of disasters, or another asteroid, or a man-made apocalypse, may that be Zombie, or a dangerous virus. Someday, humans will be include in the list of “Rare Animals that are almost Extinct” then they’ll die out.
Of course, that is a long long time in the future, but it is something to think about isn’t it? In the end, our entire existence could be insignificant dot in time. After us, the planet will spin on, the Sun will burn on, the Universe will go on.
The world will not end, some super species will come forward, it will thrive and survive. But it will be the End of the World, the end of the World as WE know it…..