Friday, June 03, 2005 +

The Earth Is Where It Is Happening

”In reading [Rare Earth, by Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee], the daring thought arises that maybe what is happening on Earth is the only place where it—where anything—is happening. Maybe our human task is to develop historical consciousness for the Earth itself. To accept that this Earth is the uniques habitat of life is the essential first step in gaining a new appreciation as well for human life.”
Caryl Johnston, “An Earth-Centered Universe—Again?”