“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos” – E.O. Wilson
Who loves you, baby?
Lots of things go extinct. Dinosaurs. Wine Coolers. Boy Bands. We try not to let it get us down. No point in being gloomy about it, when it’s clear that the history of our little planet is punctuated with no less than five major extinction events (where generally speaking, somewhere in the neighborhood of 50% of all life on Earth gets rubbed out) and countless “minor” extinction events, which are only minor in the sense that maybe your particular species dodged the bullet. Nonetheless, the state of world politics has us all thing a little more about the apocalypse these days, and we’re seeing an odd concordance of religions…
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