Every day is more difficult to believe that humanity will remain more two thousand years here, on Earth. It is not the fact that this world rejects us, subjecting us to a life confined to some parts of its surface, and responding with the fury of malaria, ebola, AIDS etc., whenever we put a shy finger in its forests, in an attempt to extract some active principle. Earth, actually, treats us badly, but nothing indicates it will throw us out. And I’m not writing about the case of the threat that we will destroy ourselves, depleting our life chances. This, of course, exists, but we wont succeed. The best chances are that, if we're not staying here forever, it will be due to our own desire. Before being killed by diseases or by a big disaster, we will dismiss this world voluntarily. As we will not be extinguished, Earth will stay healthy, turning in its space, as it always did. But will be useless to us.
This is the most logical thought we are led to, whenever we examine the history and dynamics of development of human beings, without passion for catastrophes. When we do this with serenity and based on good evidence and facts, we can predict a successful future for humanity. And we are driven to it by the results of our achievements, by the addition and multiplication of a positive knowledge accumulated since ancient times. And so, as today we have begun to awaken to the practice of energy conservation and environmental respect, further, we will build awareness of the need to preserve, not just some individuals or species, for example, the elephant, but rather the biosphere at large. And we will live very well in our last years of hosting. In the same sense, as our progress seems to be inevitable, the other best idea is that, in year 1000/1500, 100% of the diseases that afflict us today will have already been banned. It is true that others may come, because, in this order, the inventory of virulence of the Earth seems to be far from exhausted. But at the same time, what we call the sanitation, environmental hygiene, will also no longer be just "basic", but so widespread that its benefits will join the discoveries of new chemical drug, to extend to we all the reach of a lucid longevity, beyond 150 years old.
As I’m not a dreamer, within what is reasonable to imagine, all of which was related is predictable and can be reached. Yes, but there will always remain an anxiety, because the search for perfection is the only real perpetual motion of mankind. Then there will be a time when our worries about the future will be more remote, with a focus on achievements and rewards too far to the mindset of today. For example: We will be alert to possibilities for further development of our species, fueling expectations that the geological conditions of the Earth - that reproduce and evolve, yes, but by irritating slowness, in total disagreement with the urgency that we will desire - will not satisfy us, entirely. The Earth can always be so fertile and reproductive as we humans can be. But this does not apply to the power of transmutation that living organisms use to achieve new forms of life, evolved, which, in that future, will need to be appropriated by humans with more urgency than the Earth can provide. Around this time, we’ll have won all stages of adaptation and extraction of the reserves that the Earth's environment offers. Of course, the planet will not have exhausted its sources of natural resources, since it can not be accused of negligence or misconduct. Nature, people say, is wise. But we will have refined our biology and our technology to the point we start to demand assets unavailable in terrestrial nature. This is the way humanity goes, driven by the relentless indifference that is dedicated to us, considering the benefits offered by the planet to other animals. For these ones, Earth provides all the natural means necessary for survival. They are born knowing where to get food, what to eat or not, do not poison voluntarily and instinctively know the way to find water. We, on the contrary, from nature, have only primary products that we have to manufacture, which, within a certain time ahead, will be insufficient, considering the degree that we will achieve in the animal scale. And Earth also forces us to develop an entire knowledge, through a time consuming and tedious human effort - a sacrifice that many people still attaches to that original biblical curse. So, thanks to the evolution provided by our effort, there will be a time when we’ll begin to suspect that, like Earth’s geology, also our physical constitution will appear to us as difficulties to a major development, based on the "miracle" transmutation. Today, we present ourselves as more body than mind, fighting for the sustainability of flora and fauna, as well as ozone and several other physical challenges of today. In that future, we will be more mind than body, with our health, thinking and feeling organized, and our eyes will turn into ourselves, to our internal environment. Well, then, inevitably, we'll have to look for new places in the universe, other regions of the cosmos, more tolerant and generous, where the limitations that are imposed on us in this world - among them the weakness of gravity, the low kinetic energies, the small volume of matter, the organization of atoms, mass, weight ... the rejection - do not act to prevent our march to a different nature, more ethereal, bordering on the immaterial and, therefore, more docile and flexible, less painful. As for the part concerning to us, the Earth will have more than fulfilled its role, and will continue with its creative work in other terms and directions, without our presence, engendering new life forms unimaginable to us today. When this occurs, the designations of "Earthlings" or "human" will not make sense. The more correct to call us will be "Celestians”. It is not that we’ll claim to be heavenly, in a religious sense, but because, for the people who, by chance, already live there, and for those who will be our descendants, we will no longer originate from clay, but rather from the sky.
If you all - those who don’t have sympathy for the calamity - agree with me; I mean, if our and Earth’s future will be glorious, can someone in this Forum, please, explain to me, with reasonable, acceptable arguments, why should I contribute to the preservation of rare animals? My point is: nothing extinguishes nature more than nature. Remember that it was not human beings who eliminate the dinosaurs. Look: every month a language disappears from Earth. A language is not a fish, or a bird, or a monkey, but represents a cosmology of a people, a knowledge, it is history. And where are we reading about that? Who cares? So, consider that the fight for preservation may be a diversion of effort, because Earth can take care of itself. Now, wouldn’t it be much more correct to let Earth be in peace, doing its very good, millennial work of destruction and reconstruction of life, in which it already has proved to be wise and very well succeed, while we start, seriously, taking a deep look at our intimate, internal environment?