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Happy Earth Day

Consider staring at the shiny objects in the sky at the night. Chose one of them in particular, and then try to convince yourself that God created this entire universe for only 'one' of the tens of millions of species of life, that inhabit that speck of dust.

Now, take it a step further, imagine everything was made only for a single shade of that species, and in that for a particular gender/ethnic or religious subdivision.

Somehow that shiny object resembles us.

We can recognize here a shortcoming in some circumstances serious in our ability to understand that world. Characteristically, we seem compelled to project our own nature on to nature.

It seems quite arrogant of that species to think of themselves as a great work worthy of the interposition of a deity. The Cosmos is neither sympathetic nor hostile to our human plight, it's merely indifferent.
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