I'm not normally a tree-hugging Save-the-Earth hippie type. I mean sure, I'm all for conservation, recycling, and treating the earth with respect. I don't, however, subscribe to Kurt Vonnegut's idea that we are merely a disease, and the planet's immune system is trying to wipe us out.
Or at least I didn't.
But lately it seems Mother Nature and her cohorts have been telling us to watch our backs. I mean, we can't even trust bugs
(not that we ever could) or cute little water mammals
any more, and they're both smaller than us! Add to that the recent tsunami and Hurricane Katrina devastation, and I think we might be overlooking a slight hint.
Of course, this might be a hint that's been there all along. When you see creatures like this, the Black Dragonfish, (one of the many really creepy things
that lives in the deep ocean), it makes you wonder just how lucky we've been to have survived this long. I mean seriously, there are creatures in virtually every climate and region of the world that would gladly sucker punch us in the lifeline if given the chance: in the ocean
, in the desert
, in the mountains
, in the forests
, the gentle rolling prairies
, and even in the mighty modern city
Truly, nowhere you go is safe. We should all be very, very afraid and tremble at the might of nature. We thought we were the Mike Tyson of evolutionary progress? Well, nature is Buster Douglas
, and it's just waiting to sock us one in the glass jaw.