This will be a short rant brought on by the news yesterday of the defeat (thankfully) of a bill in the Utah Senate attempting to insist that schools teach "Intelligent Design" along with Evolution as the mechanism for creation.
Personally, I think evolution is the most sensible theory given that we are all made of the same stuff and DNA is so similar between species, but that is not the purpose of my rant. What gets my goat is the sheer arrogance of people who think human beings are so special that we can't possibly have evolved from <shudder> apes </shudder>. We are all part of the universe, bound by the forces of nature and humans are really a very small part of it. We have set ourselves up as the guardians of the planet, but really we haven't done a very good job for the most part - what with global warming, deforestation of the jungle etc etc etc. I think everyone should visit something vast and controlled solely by nature such as an ocean or a desert, once in a while, to give themselves a sense of just how insignificant we really are in the grand scheme of things.
I was quite dismayed at the recent discovery of a lot of new species in the jungle in Indonesia. Their days are numbered I thought to myself, now that us humans have gone poking our noses in yet again, where they are not wanted or needed.