The End of Nature's Great Ape Experiment.

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    "'If we fail in this great experiment, this experiment of apes becoming intelligent enough to take charge of their own destiny, nature will shrug and say it was fun for a while to let the apes run the laboratory, but in the end it was a bad idea...'"

    For the last 500 years white European and Euro-American ape-descendants have plundered, polluted, pillaged, and exploited planet Earth to the brink of extinction.

    In his most recent post, Chris Hedges argues this particular Great Game is nearly at its end:

    "But the game is up. The technical and scientific forces that created a life of unparalleled luxury—as well as unrivaled military and economic power—for the industrial elites are the forces that now doom us. The mania for ceaseless economic expansion and exploitation has become a curse, a death sentence."

    Chris Hedges: The Myth of Human Progress - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig
     
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    Africa is a paradise of peace and prosperity.
     
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    "Complex civilizations have a bad habit of destroying themselves.

    "Anthropologists including Joseph Tainter in 'The Collapse of Complex Societies,' Charles L. Redman in 'Human Impact on Ancient Environments' and Ronald Wright in 'A Short History of Progress' have laid out the familiar patterns that lead to systems breakdown.

    "The difference this time is that when we go down the whole planet will go with us."

    Chris Hedges: The Myth of Human Progress - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig

    Africa has been pillaged and plundered by western colonial interests for the last two hundred years.
    Did you forget?
     
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    Maybe it should go down. After all we don't have dinosaurs anymore either. You believe that Planet of the Apes is real. Sorry, it was just a movie.
     
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    "Maybe it should go down."
    Maybe what should go down?
    Do you think evolution is a myth?
     
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    Evolution isn't a myth, it is a theory.
     
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    "A scientific theory is 'a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment.'"

    Scientific theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    A Theory non the less.

    Even theories change

    Accepted theories are the best explanations available so far for how the world works. They have been thoroughly tested, are supported by multiple lines of evidence, and have proved useful in generating explanations and opening up new areas for research. However, science is always a work in progress, and even theories change. How? We'll look at some over-arching theories in physics as examples:

    Classical mechanics
    In the 1600s, building on the ideas of others, Isaac Newton constructed a theory (sometimes called classical mechanics or Newtonian mechanics) that, with a simple set of mathematical equations, could explain the movement of objects both in space and on Earth. This single explanation helped us understand both how a thrown baseball travels and how the planets orbit the sun. The theory was powerful, useful, and has proven itself time and time again in studies; yet it wasn't perfect …

    Even theories change
     
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    "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious — the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
    — Physicist Albert Einstein, The World as I See It, in Living Philosophies, 1931"

    Thanks for the link
     
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