I’m starting to think the “Big Bang” was a nuclear explosion – that we were born from the last race of humans – that human evolution is cyclical. Sure there are flaws to this logic. The “Big Bang” is said to have created everything in our Universe. Even if we destroy our planet, it is doubtful such an explosion, or group of explosions, would reach out into the rest of our galaxy, let alone everything else in existence. Still it’s a beautiful thought. So let’s just suspend disbelief for a moment and go with it. This would mean that we are not near THE end. We are near the beginning of another beautiful world. Maybe they’ll get it right next time. Surely some kind of new life would be born from such a huge explosion. And, perhaps, their “Universe” could be contained in the remnants of our Earth. There are seemingly infinite possibilities. Energy never dies, but only changes shape. It is truly beautiful that dividing the atom, the very smallest building block of our world, results in the release of such energy. It is this energy that animates us, that gives life and enables us to inquire, aspire, and even destroy. But we are never really destroying anything. We are just tearing down the Lego castle to build a Lego metropolis. So here’s hoping the next creation is deserving of staying standing for a little longer. If not, we have the power of roughly 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 of these huge explosions within us all.