On Extinction

Over 99% of species that ever lived are now extinct, but extinction occurs at an uneven rate.

Mass extinctions are common in Gaia’s history; the extinction of the dinosaurs allowed mammals to take the stage, a stage that we now own and that we are trashing.

I regret this, but not too much. On a planetary scale — a scale of billions of years — our brief time is barely an eye blink. And 99% of species that have ever lived are now extinct. The dinosaurs had their day. We shall have ours.

But when our light fades, Gaia shall lose sight of herself. And that, I truly regret.

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