The Arc of the Mental Universe
Intelligence has its foundation in science,
but that is only the beginning.
We can speak of carbon and oxygen,
describe the formation of a planet,
and trace the lines of evolution.
We can follow the hominids
as they descended from trees
to walk upright and make tools.
We can gaze through the water
at whales and dolphins, and wonder.
But we cannot know what struck
the spark that brought these minds to life.
That answer lies beyond science,
somewhere in the realm of spirit,
or perhaps even magic.
The ineffable is intense,
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"Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."
― Martin Luther King Jr.
[To be continued ...]