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I actually had doubts today because it was cloudy and hazy, but I visited a place which isn't compatible with doubt ...

http://www.flickr.com/...

I've been following these baby ospreys since they weren't even eggs, back when their parents were building their nests, and now they are flying.  I spent some time watching them and they are wonderful.  Ospreys are amazing birds.

In addition, there are dolphins, snowy egrets, pelicans and Nature.

Have you read the latest issue of National Geographic?  

Read the following but only if you are in a good mood:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/...

9,000,000,000 humans and not enough to eat. If its sounds like the apocalypse it probably will feel like the apocalypse, too.  Humankind faces an entire set of global problems which fall into two categories 1). Problems that humankind cannot solve, and 2). Problems humankind will fail to solve.

Humankind is the worst sort of tragedy. I've dealt with plenty of unhappy humans recently and it is quite evident that humans aren't handling existence very well.  It is easy enough to tell, too: Observe the mess that humans have made of the Earth, observe the oceans rising, observe all of the drug use and desperate people clinging to the empty promises of religion, observe all of the consumerism and SUVs, observe all of the anger, stress and violence everywhere.

Humans really need to solve all of these problems, quick.  Humankind is running out of time.  The illusion that humans control humankind's destiny will end in the 21st century.  The delusion that humans dominate the Earth will also end in the 21st century.

Future generations are going to inherit a depleted, nearly destroyed and increasingly inhospitable planet from us ...

Yet we worry about the economy and insist upon a return to growth.  God help us all.

David Mathews
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* Don't neglect the article about the Amazon river's dolphins.  These dolphins have inhabited the Amazon basin for 15,000,000 years.  That's nearly 15,000,000 years longer than technological civilization will exist.

Originally posted to dmathew1 on Tue May 26, 2009 at 12:48 PM PDT.

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  •  Great photos (0+ / 0-)

    Thanks for posting about this.  Not exactly an uplifting message today, but, hey, facts are facts.

    Are you by any chance related to the Dave Matthews?  Just wonderin'. ;)

    It's now official: it's pronounced nu-klee-er for the next 8 years! SNL Weekend Update

    by sockpuppet on Tue May 26, 2009 at 12:58:05 PM PDT

  •  Like Bacteria in Petri Dish... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    marina

    ... we seem to be uncaringly devouring all available resources while breeding in an out of control manner.

    We as a species take a lot of pride in our ability to think, but we don't seem to apply that ability to the long term very frequently, it seems.

    They tortured to save lies, not lives.

    by JRandomPoster on Tue May 26, 2009 at 01:18:04 PM PDT

  •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

    For the comments and the great photos.  You would get more play if you linked the photos directly into the diary however.  Looking forward to more critter photos.  Thanks again.

    "Vote Your Hopes Not Your Fears."

    by YellerDog on Tue May 26, 2009 at 04:26:26 PM PDT

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