Whether we like it or not, whether we want it or not, we truly are stewards of all life on this planet.
“… minds do not create truth or falsehood. They create beliefs, but when once the beliefs are created, the mind cannot make them true or false... What makes a belief true is a fact, and this fact does not… in any way involve the mind of the person who has the belief.”
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
We are living the most profound paradigm shift the human race has encountered since the scientific revolution. The path we take will determine our futures as Americans, as a species, and will ultimately impact all life on the planet.
The hard sciences made this leap centuries ago yet in other areas such as politics, economics and the soft sciences we act as though our very feelings shape and mold reality.
We each are one of over 7 billion. What you or I think is meaningless. It has no effect whatsoever on what is true.
As long as the argument is what our beliefs are then the argument will never end. And it is a statistical certainty that sooner or later blindly following beliefs will end poorly for all of us.
But if we go back one step further and accept the fact of our evolution on this planet it then becomes an argument of what the facts are and this changes the very nature of the debate.
The truth is not what I say it is. It is the truth because it is true.