Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Humans have been on earth for at most 500,000 years. Dinosaurs - 165 million. Think we'll outlast 'em?
The sun will support life for about 500 million. There's time.
I guess being the only ones who evolved to "figure it all out" is no guarantee we can outlast pea brained reptiles. On the other hand, Bonobos and Chimps have another opportunity to spawn something more advanced than us in the remaining time available.
It better be Bonobos because our worst violent instincts mirror Chimpanzees and then we'll have to do it all over again.