UNANSWERED QUESTION…or unanswerable?

Published September 19, 2019 by Nan Mykel

Why does anyone care what someone else

believes? Unless their belief

leads to destructiveness to others, why

can we not respect the lifeline

to which they choose to cling?

I say go for it; good for you.

Evolution’s design for kinship selection

and its genetic preference for

similarities may have left us hardwired to

self-destruct. If so, hat will be a sad day.

Honesty, transparency, mutual respect,

curbing our own violence on the streets, in the home,

in our language, in our schools and video games,

our hearts, and in our leaders all remain decent

goals. What is indecent in the apparent inevitability

of our hardwiring winning.

In the words of Loren Eiseley:

Beginning on some winter night the snow will fall

steadily for a thousand years and hush in

its falling the spore cities whose seed has flown…The

long trail of Halley’s comet…will pass like a ghostly

match flame over the unwatched grave of the cities…*

*Eiseley,  The Invisible Pyramid

 

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