ORGANISM We start our life single-celled, but, instead of just replicating, a new level of symbiotic organization emerges. Two or more cells are better than one at manipulating survival’s chancy course, because of cooperation and acceptance that though “other” they are still the same. Colonies achieve systemic support through peace.
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Needle spins too fast to point in firm direction, easy to lose way. No one anymore can distinguish greater good from lesser evil. When profit is weighed against cost in human lives, we sail uncompassed.
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THE INVENTOR Tesla dreamt the world that was meant to be with free electricity and air cars, but Edison, quite unfortunately, was reaching into pockets, not for stars. After a meager grant from old J. P., he began Utopia’s legacy; Nobly naïve, Tesla gave it for free, thus making this backer his enemy. He could […]
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Masons Road joy poetry MORPHED The blissful butterfly seems unconcerned, while sipping nectar, flitting with its mate, but it remembers everything it learned when caterpillar seemed its only fate. When it could merely inch along and feed to saturate its flesh with pungency of bitter leaves – a deft defense, indeed, from predators from […]
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Often Overlooked Evolution is as much about allure as it is survival.
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LEMMING Oh, little lemming, running to the sea, Tell us; tell us, what can the matter be, That you ignore your friends who warn and shout That you should try to stop and turn about. The path that you are on will not end well, And yet you are determined and pell-mell. […]
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SENSE OF REALTY We think one day we’ll find another Earth encircling some other distant sun. It won’t be like the planet of our birth. not one can stand up to comparison. If lucky, we’ll find one that’s the right mass — not to crush us with its gravitation — with atmosphere made of breathable […]
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RIP OR CRUNCH Most think the universe will Rip, some few think Crunch. Dark Energy is gaining grip. It’s most unlikely things will flip. Gravity’s always lacked the punch to stop the matter expanding, but whether it goes crunch or rip, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Many should recognize this as […]
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COGNITIVE DISCORDANCE A man dependent on technology to communicate his brilliance of mind has nonetheless warned that biology cannot keep pace and may get left behind. As intelligence turns artificial, warns Hawking, it’s an existential threat. Benign for now and quite beneficial, future advances are yet to be met. As computational skill amasses, and A.I. […]
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WISP O’ WILL As we proceed, quantum realms reveal the nature of our entire existence to be little more than foggy breath of energy condensed on an imaginary glass that’s anywhere and nowhere, until we look.
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