November 16, 2021: The Importance of Humanity


In the two months since my last post, I’ve been pondering life and what it is all about.

One of the questions that I asked myself was “why do the Ten Commandments not mention or infer that there is life beyond the earth?”  Or, in other words, why are religion and science so far apart?

I’ve been studying the larger picture and have concluded that the human species is as important as a grain of sand that is hidden on the largest beach.  We (the human species) are nothing.  We humans and everything around us are simply stardust.  One day we will be stardust again.

I cannot imagine a situation that would cause us, humans, to be important to the bigger picture.  Sure, we are making our mark here on the earth by ‘changing’ the earth.  It’s true that we haven’t meant to do it…but we are nonetheless.

If there is a God, it is unlike anything that we currently define as God.

The Universe is so totally huge that we are essentially invisible.

So, where does that leave us?  It leaves us in the moment.  We are simply animals that are born, that ripen, that reproduce, and that then wither and die.

I conclude that if we chose to be here we should attempt to:

  • Not overpopulate our planet.
  • Be respectful of all that there is.
  • Be considerate of others.
  • Strive to make things better (more joy and happiness).

So, I’m back to creating automatons.  And as I create them I’m going to strive to create them in a manner that causes joy and happiness.

The Bench Press Message Board automaton is almost completed. The next step is disassembly and painting. Nov 16, 2021