When you look at the above phylogenetic chart you can see how the species are differentiated. However, there is another thing you should recognize. There is both an evolutionary tree and a chain of being. Left wing scientists tirelessly try to deny the chain of being, right wing scientists relentlessly try to deny the evolutionary tree. Every phylia that is alive today is alive because it is fit to be alive today. We are all the latest innovation at the end of our branch of the single evolutionary tree we all belong to. A bacterium is just as evolved as you are. It has taken just as many billions of years for it to be fit to survive in today’s environment as you. However, humans are the most evolved beings. And evolution is continuing, we are not the end product, just the current version. Our offspring, irregardless of species are better adapted than we are to deal with whatever the environment throws at us. Our children are not our descendants they are our ascendants.
The biggest mistake the Chinese ever made was to worship their ancestors. This destroyed the creativity of the Chinese people. We, the entire world must worship our children and apologize to our children for the mistakes we make. We must not burn our money to provide for our ancestors in heaven. We must invest our money into the future of our children. We must not hold elaborate funerals, we must celebrate every birth. Not our place in death in the past, but the place of our children in the future must be our goal and our heaven.
As Desiderata says, “You are a child of the Universe. No less than the stars and the trees, you have a right to be here.”
Our responsibility is to recognize everyone and everything else has a right to be here, too.
Happy Mother’s Day.