Today’s kumbaya moment

June 17th, 2006

I’ve been thinking a lot about evolution versus creationism lately and I realized something…

…no matter which philosophy you buy into: either proposition forces you to acknowledge that we are all literally family.

Either the entire human race descended from a mutated primate.

Or we’re all the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren of Adam and Eve.

Either way, best viagra sick Jews and Arabs, viagra canada gangbangers and white supremacists, gringos and illegally-immigrating Mexicans are all literally blood relatives.

Maybe, if we could all remember that there would be less hatred and killing in the world.

(Or a lot more. After all, the busiest day in the Emergency Room is Thanksgiving. Nothing is as likely to end with one person sticking a knife into another person as a friendly family get-together.)

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rick  |  June 17th, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    I am not sure I can agree. If we are the product of a raw-toothed fight for survival, those ancestors are nothing other than someone whose ass we kicked.

  • 2. Administrator  |  June 18th, 2006 at 7:57 am

    If we kicked their ass, then they wouldn’t have bred and people alive today wouldn’t have been born.

    Basically, everyone alive today is descended from the winners in life.

    And whether evolution is true of not, I don’t think you can argue that we are not the product of raw-toothed fights for suvival. Ask what’s left of the native American tribes their thoughts on the subject. ;)

  • 3. Rick  |  June 18th, 2006 at 8:49 am

    The implications, though, are not kumbaya-like. If life is a process of improving the fittest and making way for their progeny, why stop now?

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