An Evolutionary Agenda for the Third Millennium

 

ancient fossils of the present

ancient fossils of the present

“Applying this larger time perspective to present-time terrestrial crises and urgencies, however, should not be egoically misinterpreted as a rationale to kick back and procrastinate. For if we continue to wait for some deus ex machina, spiritual or secular, to save us from ourselves – some final proof, verification or sanctification that ordains us as transitional beings, giving us permission to finally risk seizing the initiative in our evolutionary destiny – it may be too late for terrestrial life-support systems to recuperate, passing their point of no return. Now after all, is the only moment before us.”

Alan Sasha Lithman, An Evolutionary Agenda for the Third Millennium, p.111.