Creatures of Flesh and Blood

The Human Body
The Human Body

So, yes, that is what we are, basically – but am I alone in thinking that this is little more than arrangement that happens to work for the moment, insofar this appears to be a somewhat hastily coddled together assembly of organs and bodily functions designed to last only for a period of time after which it will gradually disintegrate and plow itself back into the fertile ground that it originated from – a clear case of built-in obsolescence, if you ask me – but not after having had an opportunity to replicate itself. And what a clever way to ensure successive iterations of the human creature will have an opportunity to evolve as necessary in response to the ever changing conditions on mother earth.

Looking at the human body in detail, one has to be impressed at the incredible complexity of this arrangement, yet at the same time get a sense of looking at an ad hoc composition of sorts to make things work – or: how to do things the hard way, and all this to accomplish what? The capacity for conscious, reflective thought: I think, therefore I am – but for what reason?

If anything should come to mind about this, wouldn’t it be the incredible evolutionary pressure that was put into bringing us about? All the weight and scope of the universe would have to have been behind it. Now, it is up to us to justify the effort for this. And given the history of the human race to date, it might well take us another million years to make something of it – whatever that might look like. I have no idea.