Genesis


Earth ... From Space, it seems an like an abstraction- a rendered image of an artists masterpiece. And from that distance one might never imagine that it is alive.

Life ... It first appeared in the sea almost four billion years ago in the form of single-celled organism. In an explosion of multitude, spanning millions of years, nature's first multicellular organisms began to multiply... and then it stopped.

Past ... Four-hundred-forty-million years ago, a great mass extinction would kill off nearly every species on the planet leaving the vast oceans drained and empty. Slowly, plants began to evolve, then insects, only to be wiped out in the second great mass extinction upon the planet.

why?... This cycle repeated again and again. Reptiles emerging, independent of the sea only to be killed off. Then dinosaurs, struggling to life along with the first birds, fish, and flowering plants - their decimations came from the sky in form of a rock resulting in Earth's fourth and fifth great extinctions.

Truth ... Only a hundred-thousand years ago, Homo Sapiens appear- "man". From cave paintings to the Ramayana's and Bible's to the fire, the wheel and Apollo 11, we have been a tireless force upon the earth and off cataloging the natural world as it unfolds to us.

Now ... Rising to a world population of over six billion people all descended from that original single cell, that first spark of life. But for all our knowledge, what no one can say for certain, is what or who ignited that original spark. Is there a plan, a purpose or a reason to our existence? Will we pass, as those before us, into oblivion, into the sixth extinction that scientists warn is already in progress?

Future ... In the beginning, it began with an act of supreme violence - a "big bang" expanding ever outward, space born of matter and gas, ten billion years ago. Whose idea was this? Who had the ability for such invention? and the reason? Were we part of that plan ten billion years ago? are we born only to die? to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth before giving way to our generations? if there is a beginning, must there be an end? we burn like fires in our time only to be extinguished. To surrender to the elements' eternal reclaim. Could we, too, become extinct? or if this fire of life living inside us is meant to go on, who decides? who tends the flames? can he reignite the spark even as it grows cold and weak? Questions.. thats all that we are left with.. will there ever be an answer? Well... we still got time...

3 comments:

instresting....
but i guess thr r many things abt space whch attract us towards it !! lik stars , planets n so on.... ;)

February 7, 2008 at 4:20 PM  

We are dying as I write this.

February 8, 2008 at 7:29 PM  

Death is inevitable. It's dying as as if you've never lived that scares me.

February 8, 2008 at 7:53 PM  

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