Human impact on Nature

Question from the Internet:

“Did you think that we as humans have a direct impact on the condition of Earth subsystems?”

We are all part of Nature, we were “created” by Nature’s evolution, we still exist and evolve within the system. And since Nature’s system is completely integrated and interdependent, with everything we do — knowingly or unknowingly — we influence the whole system, even with our thoughts, since it is a closed system.

Additionally, since human beings are the qualitatively highest “creatures”, parts of the Natural system with a very unique, unparalleled evolutionary role — to become Nature’s only independent but integrated observers, partners, our influence on the system is much greater than the influence of the still, vegetative and animals levels in Nature.

Despite our relatively small size compared to those other layers in Nature, humanity causes much greater changes in the system than anything else.

And since at this stage we blindly follow our inherent program — received from evolution — that is 100% selfish, subjective, exploitative, and destructive like cancer, we cause very great damage to Nature’s system and ourselves.

Thus we urgently need to learn how to acquire compatibility with Nature’s integration — above and against our inherent incapability — so we could consciously partner nature in sustaining the balance and homeostasis life depends on.

It is for this conscious partnering role that evolution initially made us opposite to Nature, so at a certain point — in our generation — we would start a new, this time conscious and positive human development, together, through our mutual integration with each other to integrate into Nature to find and fulfill our unique, evolutionary truly Human role in the system.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.