May 20, 2021

Just a blip

Dinosaurs were at the top of Earth’s food chains for around 180 million years.

They died out because they were unable to adapt through evolution to changes in their environments – first rapid climate change caused by volcanic activity, then of course the famous meteorite.

Homo Sapiens has only been around about half a million years.   We’ve arrived at the top of Earth’s food chains by making the Earth adapt to us, driven by models of the world that we make up.  Models that turn out to be at best only partly true and often are disastrously misleading.

Will we be the first species to go extinct, not because we can’t adapt, but because we won’t?  Because we refuse to change our minds?

That might just make us the stupidest blip in Earth’s history.