I was asked recently what I most regret doing in my life and I thought about it for a while and then decided that the thing I most regret ever doing was turning down the corner of the page of the innocent and inoffensive book I was reading just before I got up out of my chair and went out to the kitchen and fixed myself a bowl of Ramen Noodles... I had turned down the corner so I would be able to more easily find my place when I got back to the reading of that book. I could have used a nearby paper scrap as a page marker but I didn't.
I was just that lazy. Always have been. Probably should regret that, too. Not that I would or could ever do anything about it... being lazy.
There is a point when human progress will stop... will be unable to continue on its current course...and the change might well be a transformation from Homo Sapiens to the inevitable next step in biological mans' ongoing evolution.
And if you think in your vanity that such a change is impossible and if with incredible ignorance you still avow that mankind is the creation of an all-knowing and all-powerful God and that man is therefore the pinnacle of biological life, then I can only remind you of the plight of the Neanderthal.
Think about it.
There is a novelist who poses the idea that there is a place which is no country for old men and I believe that the location of this place is the very plot on which you yourself stand at each and every instant, and that all men are old men... because men are not eternal and what will follow will be something new... and the new will not be merely men... nor women.
“I was dead for millions of years before I was born and it never inconvenienced me a bit.”