We – humans – have a formidable task ahead of us. I believe the species is now at a crossroads in its development. In my estimation, at no other time in its relatively brief history on planet earth is it absolutely imperative to be “smart.” We have momentous decisions to make that revolve around the rather simple yet daunting question – “What kind of world do we want for future generations of members of our own and other species?” – we are at risk
We are all fragile creatures with a brief lifespan. Collectively, we need to think and act beyond the often-stifling bounds of “place” and embrace all of humanity; for, we exist in the same lifeboat on this wondrous planet that has no particular concern for whatever destiny awaits us as a consequence of the continuum of choices we have made in the past and continue to make in the present.
At its best, science seeks to uncover the true nature of things and is global in form and texture. For that reason, it is humanity’s beacon. We need to come together in support of seeking knowledge and using whatever we discover to benefit those who are destined to follow us.
Collectively, if we choose to ignore, discard or close our minds to the truth about ourselves and the natural world, we do so at our own peril.