Monday, 12 March 2012

Monday; From Evolution to Revolution;


“Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero”' 

Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity  and change at every level of biological organization.
Earth and its inhabitants are in a continuous evolutionary process.
In the process of  evolution we are building up but we are also destroying.
Our knowledge has given us an arrogance which we can follow through history;  We think we are unbeatable, we do not reckon with the balance of nature in evolution. We pick at it, take it apart and put it the wrong way together. We make and try out a huge amount  new molecules. We make new food chains to combat diseases in crop but create in doing so new ones. We manipulate  all the food that is available today and we think we get away with it.  What we gain might be lost also, a terrible dilemma. We change DNA, we frack the earth, we pollute the oceans, we pollute water and earth with  poisons whiche will not ever be retractable, it is evolution in a negative process which nature has in store for us because we are “blessed” with bigger brains.

In the process of evolution, people have always been on each other throats for superiority. On all fours we fought for food;  Then advanced on two legs and found the club to hit each other on the head. Then we advanced a bit further to the sword and were able to cut us to pieces. A bit later we advanced to make a gun and  we all know the consequences it brought.  Our evolution is still pushing us, we have now the nuclear bomb. It has already been used and evolution does not let us stop here, as bad as it sounds but the people’s arrogance plus addled brains, drunk by success, do not see their downfall.
It has nothing to do with religion or what ever the prophecies are, it is pure evolution  of a species with a bigger brain; what goes round comes round.

A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.
 Aristotle described two types of political revolution:
Complete change from one constitution to another Modification of an existing constitution.
Revolutions have occurred through human history and vary widely in terms of methods, duration, and motivating ideology. Their results include major changes in culture, economy, and socio-political institutions.
A  Revolution can only help us now to come out of our quagmire if we have a complete turnaround. Change our behaviour towards nature, towards anything living. Unfortunately,  I do not think that this is possible, evolution  has its own way with us. Revolutions work for a while, a very short time, until it falls all in a heap again.
The movement which is now in control of the world stops at nothing even if it destroys itself in the process.  So I say, seize  the day while you can.

'Carpe diem' is usually translated from the Latin as 'seize the day'. However, the more pedantic of Latin scholars may not agree if you suggest that translation. 'Carpe' translates literally as 'pluck', with particular reference to the picking of fruit, so a more accurately translated  “enjoy the day, pluck the day when it is ripe'.
The phrase 'carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero' translates as 'Pluck the day, trusting as little as possible in the future'.



  1. It is amazing how things worked out in this planet. Both evolution and revolution have no end I think ;-)

  2. So true, absolutely amazing and the two just come full circle into one!

  3. Dear Stephanie, you are absolutely right, no end to both. Thank you.

  4. Beautiful photo, T!

    I have few words to add to your writing. I've always been an optimistic sort in the face of adversity, but suddenly I have less faith. When these (men/women) of power think they can rule and change the world, harness the sun and the oceans, the wind and rain; when they decide who will live and what will die; when the masses sit idly and silently... my thoughts turn to "... fiddling while Rome burns...".

  5. Dear Diana, thank you and I appreciate your words. I feel so powerless against a huge wall of evil. But I am also an optimist and hope like J.J. Rousseau said,hopefully everything will turn to the best in the world. I have changed this a little, I don't know I always twist his words.T♥