I still find the roach a disgusting bug. But have
you ever considered how long that roach has been
around: 280 Million years! The roach has survived
two major world extinctions: the Paleozoic to
Mesozoic and the Mesozoic to Cenozoic boundaries.
Of the billion species or so that have graced this
planet, the number of survivers is maybe on the order
of hundreds and I can only name about 5 off the top
of my head.
The modern human has been around for some 30 to 60
thousand years give or take a few ten thousand years.
Even the whole human history (4 million years) is but
a fleeting flicker to the roach.
So if survivability is any measure of intelligence,
we have very a long ways to go before _we_ can claim
we have even half the brain of a roach: yet we are
supposed to be the most intelligent species on this
planet, chosen by God, and granted dominion over all
the other living creatures. The real test has only
begun, and we are still quarreling about the mere
pettiest of matters on evolution and creation.
Sigh, by Grace alone we proceed,
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