What if humans weren’t a cancer on the world? What if human activity was natural just like the activity of every other plant and animal on Earth? And what if nature has created us to spread life off this planet onto the barren rocks of space?
Ninety nine percent of all species on Earth are extinct. There have been six mass extinctions and at one point in time 96% of all species were wiped out. And guess what we had zero to do with it. Either the Earth or the Jniverse or whatever forces are at work here don’t give two shits about life on this planet or life is so resilient that not even a massive ball of fire hurtling towards the earth at 70,000 miles an hour can wipe out all of Earth. I am of the belief that it is the later.
My theory is that humans are not the problem and in fact we are the solution to making life more resilient. This is inline with Life’s Number one Commandment which is to become more resilient you must grow. I believe that Humans are the brains of nature and our hands are needed to rearrange the natural world so we can leave this planet and in doing so bring the seeds of life. We have been chosen to be THE GARDENERS OF THE GALAXY.
What we know so far is that in our neighborhood of space there is no other planet that has life. Life wants to expand grow and increase in complexity. We are on the cusp of increasing in compact in order to spread the seeds of life to asteroids, moons and planets. When humans fulfill our birthright trillions upon trillions of new species will evolve. The breadth and complexity of life in a few hundred years will dwarf any impact we’ve had on our fellow pecies of Earth.
Even if humans weren’t here the likely hood all the animals would go extinct is still 100% over a sufficient timescale on Earth. By moving out into space Nature has increased her odds of continuing. I do believe that Nature or Life is a force of some kind. Not in a hippie dippie way but in a way that we have not yet been able to measure. And when we do measure this force it will be one that contains this simple line of “code” “Grow”. That is its fundamental imperative.
Humans are so self hating. We are regaled by the prophets of doom on a daily basis. We are destroying the “planet”. We are making all other species extinct. What if all this messy development is to serve a larger purpose? Could all the cat videos, porn and spam that fueled the creation and adoption of the internet exist simply to provide the resources to create the cyber world? And this cyber world was necessary in order to facilitate the creation of new technology that will:
ONE – Will help us stop the next killer comet from wiping us out and most of life on Earth.
Secondly: Will help us reach all the rocky barren worlds out there to help fulfill our imperative and the imperative of all life which is to grow.
Think about what humans are doing. We are mining the rocks and resources that are locked deep down within the planet that is being unproductive and brining it up to the surface to become building blocks of life. What if all things that are considered non-living are actually part of the living system in the universe? We are all made up of non-living materials. The more non-living materials that are available for life will in turn become more life.
Humans are part of the natural system. We are not separate. We are not a cancer. The more humans the better because no one has any idea how we are going to get into space and spread life around cosmos. Life exists to do one thing and that is to grow. We are fulfilling this biological imperative and we are going to move other life with us wherever we go. No other species that has existed that we know of could do this.
What if the Earth is a seed? In a seed all that the plant needs to sprout and to grow initially is inside the seed. This includes DNA plus minerals, fats, and other molecules that help the DNA to create proteins in order to fulfill its mandate which is to grow. Life on Earth is using Earth as a seed. What other purpose does it have? A static view of nature is naive, foolish and down right dangerous. Massive changes have been the normal condition of Earth for its supposed 4 billion plus years. To think the Earth or the sun for that matter is Eternal is insanity.
The idea that we can “use up” resources is also a mistake. If a plant uses all of its minerals and fat and other molecules contained in its seed does that mean that matter no longer exists? No on the contrary. This seed has now put these non-living materials into the living world. This will in turn be reimagined by an endless number of creatures. Each of us began in space, the water we have in our bodies began in a comet, our minerals were carried to Earth by asteroids. And all of these minerals and other building blocks of life have been recycled for all intents and purposes an infinite amount of time. How many bacteria and viruses die inside us each day? How much food do we eat each day? How much water passes through us?
I do believe that this LIFE FORCE wants us to spread life to the Stars beginning with our Moon, Mars and other rocky bodies on our Galactic Street. Having a larger perspective about this Life Force is important or authoritarians can gain control and actually decrease the amount of life that exists and limits its complexity and resiliency. Without this perspective it’s easy to look at incidents and relationships that are occurring on a minuscule time scale in relation to geological time, especially when we try to understand human activity, we can actually betray Life’s Imperative of Growth.
Humans need to flourish for life to move beyond Earth. And for humans to flourish we need freedom. We are best when we are free to chart our own paths. The United States is extremely flawed in many ways. But what was done right in my opinion was the rejection of the idea that the state issued rights. All humans have inherent rights that I believe are in line with the Life Force’s imperative of Growth. They include the Right to Life Liberty and Property. When people are free to chart their own path, keep the production of their labor, and peacefully trade with others amazing things happen. Food production sky rockets, technology increases exponentially, and life expectancy increases.
Now that being said I don’t believe in a scorched Earth policy. And I don’t believe that will happen when people are free. I do believe that humans when we learn more and more about the inherent laws of nature we will work more efficiently with those forces in less wasteful ways. Having a growth mindset for life in all regards is a healthy attitude to have. The more diversity in life that Earth has the more new species will evolve when we plant the seeds of life on other worlds. Freedom creates resiliency because it encourages individual adaptations to local resources and social conditions.
Now this doesn’t mean we should concrete over the entire world. The philosophy of life is growth. How we grow is important but it shouldn’t be at the hands of authoritarians. The Climate Change crowd and a lot of the environmental movement is led by authoritarians who want to control individuals. That is not good for growth. Freedom is necessary for individuals to learn from their mistakes and to follow their predilections and also their talents to flourish. When that happens technology advances. Life also learns from its mistakes. There is no top down committee or dictator determining how many acorns a squirrel should bury or how much salmon a bear should eat before it hibernates. Humans are apart of or infused with this same LIFE FORCE that compels the growth of all life.
A lot of folks will say even if they agree with my premise that we should go to the stars in order to spread life is that the smartest should be anointed by those in power and given taxpayer funds to accomplish this. That again is against the paradigm of the natural world. Taxation is a form of theft. That money existed in an individuals pocket before it was taken. The more people are working on these opportunities the better. And those who are looking to accomplish this should have to exist in the Free Market just like you and I do. That is we have to persuade others to part with their cash by exchanging our ideas, knowledge and labor for it.
No one could predict how the internet or smart phones have impacted the world. No one can predict how we are going to go to space. And we can’t force this by funneling resources to authoritarians who have a monopoly of force determine how 7 billion people in the world should live. Anyone who wants to contribute to or increase the expression of the Life Force on Earth should withhold as much power and resources from governments as possible. Have you been to a military base lately? They are toxic waste dumps. How many hundreds of millions have been killed by governments? How many people died today because of drone strikes? How many people around the world are having trouble affording food because of the actions of the Federal Reserve?
Others will argue that only government can accumulate the resources to do the really important work. I counter that with the fact that large companies are constantly going out of business because of competition from smaller companies because technology, attitudes and ideas are constantly evolving. A perfect example of how small scale private projects can create progress when a larger scale public project funded by billions is still years away, is the Fusion generator quest. Lockheed Skunkworks is leading the private sector way with this tech and is less than ten years away to create a compact fusion reactor that will be truck transportable and be able to power over 80,000 homes. While a huge European project is ten years behind schedule on its timetable and 4.6 Billion over budget and may never be turned on. Lockheed or some other company will beat the government run program because of the ability to adapt to the new information and technology that is being created everyday.
One example within this example is the development of hydrogen metal magnets. These super conducting metal was just created last year. The government project which is based on ten year old technology will not be able to adapt to this new tech while Lockheed or another company might be able to. The benefit of the Hydrogen metal is that it is a super conducting metal at room temperature. This allows designers to create significantly smaller fusion reactors. In the future fusion reactors will create nearly limitless energy using materials readily available.
The future is amazingly bright for humanity and the Life Force. In the past the Earth was at the mercy of heavenly bodies smashing into it and setting back evolution millions of years. The Life Force on Earth has never had a defender of her biosphere like humanity. We are the brains and hands of Gaia or whatever you want to call the Life Force, who will be able to destroy any killer planet killing comets or asteroids that come our way. And one day if enough individuals live in an atmosphere of peace and freedom we will have the tech necessary to launch ourselves into space and create new Edens on the endless planets that exist. We have the potential to help the Life Force spread where she has not yet gotten a toe hold.
I used to think that going to space was insane. Why would we want to go to a place that is so unfit for life. But this is exactly the reason we are compelled to go. Because life is not there. Humans have an innate need to explore and to find new spaces to inhabit. The complexity and resiliency of life is only going to expand as humans increase despite the klaxon of warnings being sounded by the population control people, the climate change people and the environmentalists. I say the more humans the better. The more minds we have the more capable we will be to defend and to spread life to where it is not.
If people truly care about life we should all want more humans on Earth and to have those humans live in an atmosphere of peace and freedom. Prosperity breeds technological innovation and freedom gives space to individuals to dream big, gain resources using persuasion, and create the necessary tech to get to space and thrive on other planets. And if peace lasts for long enough we will do just that. If peace lasts for long enough and if there is enough freedom for the billions of individuals on Earth we are destined to go forth into the Cosmos in order to be fruitful and multiply. We are not a plague. Babies are not the enemy. Life is precious. We are created to create more life. We all embody the Life Force’s Imperative which is to Grow. The more we do the more life has a chance of reaching the stars with us.