OUR HISTORY and THE LAST WHY

Apparently before the beginning there was a void. About 13.8 billion years ago, for an unknown reason, we think there was a "big bang" that created the universe. Some time later for another unknown reason Nature began conceiving and filling the emptiness on earth with life. One conception was humanity. From the beginning our predecessors reached out to the limits of unique capacities, to others and to Nature's God. Under Nature’s direction they continued this natural activity exclusively until about 200,000 years ago. During those first millions of years their natural activity created our present physical form and realized the level of natural intelligence that enabled 'Eve' to ask 'Adam', "Why am I?", the question of meaning that gave birth to humanity.

‘Adam’ didn’t know the answer to the ‘rose’ ‘Eve’ picked and having an instinctive fear of the unknown he made up an answer with which he tried to fill the void. Unlike Nature though, he failed to fill the emptiness he felt for beyond being unknown, there is simply no answer to "Why am I?" So even though it was the first why, it will also be "the last why". Accepting this fact requires another increase in natural intelligence we have not realized despite the massive amount of knowledge that has been acquired over the millennia. Consequently, we keep trying to fill the void within, which being the opposite of "reaching out...", is unnatural activity.

Natural activity is 'white', generates natural intelligence, is self-creative and apparently ideal. Since “we reach out...” to unique capacities on parallel paths, natural activity is characterized by harmony. Unnatural activity is 'black', generates artificial intelligence, is self-destructive and the obvious antithesis of ideal. Since our tries to fill the void within are diametrically opposed to tries of others, unnatural activity is characterized by conflict. Natural activity is essential to life. Not merely inessential to life, unnatural activity is fatal. Though we can ask “the last why” and rediscover the void it is not necessary, to create unnatural activity. Even to try filling the void in billions of ways, the “last why” only had to be asked once. In fact we instinctively prefer trying to fill the void with inherited unnatural activity we almost always try intuitively to strengthen and so only unwittingly discover the “void in our life” when we lose part of our inherited try.

To the extent we try to fill the void we restrict “reaching out…”, limit self-creation, diminish natural intelligence; increase artificial intelligence and self-destruct accordingly. Though one individual taking their artificial intelligence and unnatural activity to the extreme can self-destruct without much notice or collateral destruction, we can’t help noticing how our collective extremism is destroying humanity directly, and indirectly by destroying our environment. According to the law of human nature we blend complementary amounts of natural and unnatural activity in our lives. Therefore by our individual choices and then by our addition, humanity can be any shade of grey between the white of self-creation and the black of self-destruction.

Judging by the amount of conflict, the complementary absence of harmony and the extent to which we have destroyed Nature, we have over the course of history since our birth clearly become an extremely dark shade of grey that’s getting darker by the day. The good news is we're not black yet and environmental doomsday is still beyond the horizon. Moreover, we can't replant the 'rose' nor should we want to for wondering motivates natural activity, but finally we can accept the void found by “the last why” can't be filled. With this increased level of natural intelligence we can empty the void of our religious, political, economic isms and all philosophies by any other names; of alcohol, drugs, sex and other mind numbing anesthetics; and of other ways we try to fill the void. Thus freed from their restrictions we will return to just the natural activity of reaching out to the limits of our capacities, to others and to Nature’s God. We’ll see what we can become, apparently the ideal reaction to the void.

Although realigning ourselves with the direction of Nature might still be possible there is growing consensus we'll have to hurry if we hope to end our self-destruction and begin to write a history of recreation.