Well very obviously they do not! If that were in any way true then the 90-95% of species that have become extinct over the several billion years of Earth's existence would still be around!Quote
Susan, random mutations are the norm, I agree, but why do they always result in an upward evolutionary motion?
No-one! Those who do, do not understand evolution. We are the only species with language which can pass on information to future generations as well as havingQuote
And who is to say that homo sapien sapiens are the top rung of the ladder?
the accumulated knowledge of the past to add to that, and there are so many of us that, were a planet-wide disaster to occur, there would probably be enough survivors to enable our species to continue, but no guarantees!
New solar systems are possible, but unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that any of us will have been able to travel soon enough and far enough away from this solar system to find a safe place to live.Quote
Sure the sun will burn out, but in its wake new suns will be born. Maybe even our universe will ‘expire’. But if it was ‘conceived’, possibly from the interaction of ‘parents’, then it, too might ultimately generate progeny.
Except that after all those ages and their mystics there is still absolutely zero evidence for any kind of afterlife and more and more factual knowledge of what the science was of the events that were supposed to be miraculous or the wrath of gods etc.Quote
I know you are convinced that when you are gone, you’re gone. But how do you know this assertion to be correct? Seems to me that your position is as unsubstantiated as that of all the mystics of the ages.
:) Thank you! And as, of corse, I remember the ideas and words of the people I have met in my life. However, not having produced any work of any kind of art, I and those who have any memory of me, like 99% of the human species, will simply fade away.Quote
On a final note, Susan Doris might ‘pass over’, as it were, but her thoughts feelings and emotions will live on, not just on an ephemeral message board like this, but in the minds and hearts of everyone who has encountered you.
And you know, as yet another dear friend approaches the remaining few months of her life, I will be pleased not to be the last one of those I know and care about at thisend of life.
A poetic phrase, but death is definitely inevitable!Quote
Death has no dominion