Global warming
An Homage to Gaia
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Sunlight and water engendered a form,
Once the planet became just a little less warm,
Made up of bacteria well able to swarm
That could thrive in all climates, endure any storm.

Divinities didn't create planet Earth,
But scientists might just've witnessed the birth
Of an organism of far greater worth
Than deities of cosmic girth.

The Earth was blind, but now it sees,
By the light of its new-found faculties,
A candle lit by those whose knees
Wouldn't bend for kings nor deities.

With instrumentation we can now show
What before we couldn't hope to know,
From protons and photons to galaxies aglow,
From space/time and energy to how life can grow.

We've traced our genetics to eons long past,
When the new molten Earth had cooled at last,
When enough CO2 had been out-gassed,
When the moon first drew tides on oceans vast.

Once life struggled up from wherever it came,
It kept the Earth's temp'rature nearly the same,
Though the sun puts out more of its hot solar flame,
We simply metabolize it like it's a game.

Mars and Venus, our neighbors, are sterile, we've found,
One's too hot, one's too cold, not a bug on the ground,
It's only on Earth that life moves around,
Like Goldilocks here, life laid itself down.

Now we're searching throughout all celestial space
To discover another intelligent race,
For anything there that can maybe keep pace,
But we've heard not a peep, not even a trace.

Nowhere else in the universe have we yet seen
A stable wet planet that's even as green,
A globe with an atmospherical screen,
With a chemical brew that could stir up a gene.

No gods and no aliens do we discern,
We need them the less the more we can learn,
Our fortunes, our fates and our lives do not turn
On whether we're saved or whether we'll burn.

Apparently then we're a planet alone,
All the problems we have are solely our own,
So that what we have planted is what will have grown,
And what we will harvest is what we have sown.
replied to:  Earthseed
Replied to:  Sunlight and water engendered a form, Once the planet became just...
Great googly mooglies kid...I hope you want to be a mechanic or something because I have a feeling the poetry thing ain't gonna work out.

replied to:  Earthseed
Replied to:  Sunlight and water engendered a form, Once the planet became just...
Hi Earthseed,
Personally I can't fault your science or your conclusion that we are the architects of our own fate and, as this is a discussion on global warming and not poetic ability, I don't find any fault with the way you set out your argument either.

The only problem I have is the fact that you bring in the question of deities as though a belief in them, or an open mind about such things, is mutually exclusive with an appreciation of science.

For those of us still searching for answers,science is just another avenue of knowledge and I'd not argue with you that massive strides in knowledge have been made by scientists of every discipline.

Even so, science only answers the quesions of 'how' and leaves me still searching for the 'why' of existence. Unless you can enlighten me further?
replied to:  sponge
Replied to:  Hi Earthseed, Personally I can't fault your science or your conclusion...
You're as big an idiot as earthseed...what kind of name is that..what does he or she sing kumbiyah around fallen trees or something?

fault his science? what science? show me one professional scientific opinion that states the current warming trend is more significant that the medieval warm period and I'll eat your hemp sandals.
You're a fool. You wouldn't know science if it hit you in the face then stuck its hand down your pants, grabbed hold, and squeezed.
replied to:  lehmann520
Replied to:  You're as big an idiot as earthseed...what kind of name is...
Steady - it's only a discussion.

As far as I can see, Earthseed's contribution wasn't a discussion about the causes of Global warming at all. It seems to me to be an appreciation of scientific advances which (in Earthseed's opinion) negate the need for a belief in any dieties to explain the origins of matter.

There might be room for some argument about that but not, I think, about any specific scientific theories.

Re-reading my reply now, I can see that it was a little long-winded and vague. Perhaps all I should have said was:
'Yes, but all I really want to know is where did the swarms of bacteria come from?'

Best wishes & stay happy.