A Meditation on Life: Natural Evil

If, by some miracle, world peace broke out and we all were nice to each other…

… life would still be hard.

Confined to a few patches of land, air, and sea just a few miles thick… molten rock below… and an incomprehensibly vast, frigid expanse above… we are under siege by the very same earth and sun that sustain us. The miracle of life and wonders of nature are often no match for the horrors of nature: predators, infections, venoms, radiation, and atmospheric, oceanic, and geologic cataclysm… to name but a few. Even our own DNA conspires against us.

Is this not reason enough to unite our efforts against our real enemies…
… disease and “acts of God”?

Next Meditation: Judgment Day

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