Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Where Nature Meets The Ends Of The Earth

“Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.”
- Francis Bacon (1581-1626)

The shift of humanity into this century has been hindered with death, disease, and hunger. Natural disasters notwithstanding, the species could use a rest from the turmoil. I don’t think even Lewis Carroll could have foreseen the snake hole, which has replaced the rabbit hole that we inhabit today in relation to the acquisition of simple medicine that could save millions amidst startling research. We are moving closer and closer to cures for Alzheimer’s and Cancer but we still cannot prevent a common cold from spiraling into pneumonia in some parts of the world.
Marcus Garvey wrote, “God and nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be…Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.” If nature did help in making us who we are then why have we so disassociated ourselves from our source? The environment has been riddled with man’s ignorance, man’s own passive view of corporations who carry out their own environmental atrocities in front of us. If nature originated with a specific gender then it has been lost through time and fossilized into an unmanageable science.
I’m afraid our future may be awash in a haze of ammonia and treated with common sense medicine that will be created under a strain of government regulations and the political correctness of whose name it is to be published. Where nature meets the ends of the earth is where we will find our genetic marker, too little too late.

- Chris Mansel

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