October 22, 2012 ROBERT KRULWICH Robert Krulwich/NPR Add all of us up, all 7 billion human beings on earth, and clumped together we weigh roughly 750 billion pounds. That, says Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson, is more than 100 times the biomass of any large animal that's ever walked the Earth. And we're still multiplying. Most demographers… Continue reading How Human Beings Almost Vanished From Earth In 70,000 B.C.
There is no light so bright to cleanse this shame Condemned to suffer by a plight of birth The cold and bleakest dark where burns no flame Abandoned, ignored your suffering claim Leftover human, savage of no worth There is no light so bright to cleanse this shame This shame is mine by many other… Continue reading Leftover People
Made live from common seed, we grew first sight Since before the monkeys, bleak pools and slime We are Organism, we draw first light Consuming all good life on earth like blight A plague, a plague upon the earth, our crime Made live from common seed, we grew first sight Like mutant virus, sustenance by… Continue reading Organism
So, there we were now living in this little town in the middle of nowhere. As you entered the town from the south, you descended a long hill. Like going down, down into a pit. Of course I had already been there with father, on his job interview, so I already had a sense of… Continue reading Big Shots