Archive for April 15, 2008

We human beings are remarkable creatures. We have, for the most part, the ability to adapt to our circumstances and surroundings. Just as often we try adapting our surroundings to suit us. Considering how much damage we’ve done to the Earth trying to get it to fit our notions of what it should be, we still have quite a bit to learn about adaptation.

Actually, when you think about it, just the very fact that we are able to adapt is the prime reason that we still exist as a species. The laws of nature are such that any living organism that cannot adapt to its surroundings just becomes extinct. Of course there are quite a number of species that have become extinct because of our attempts to re-shape the Earth in our own image.   (more…)