Ten Things Friday.
Yes, I am doing a post every day of November. Sometimes putting it up the evening before, of course, with two on that day. But 30 posts.
Today, ten things I would like to believe, but I don't know, because the evidence is not there, or a bit thin or contradictory. Or it's just impossible, but I want the world to work that way, and I know it won't.
1. That Homo floresiensis is a hominid species that has existed along side our species, and not some deformed humans. And that they may not be the only ones, with wild men and yeti and Sasquatch being much the same. Probably gone now, but maybe still there a few hundred years ago, and still part of our collective memory.
2. That we are descended from aquatic apes. I love that theory, and I suspect getting solid evidence is pretty much impossible. Or maybe a semi-aquatic species and a closely related terrestrial species, and both traits still live on.
3. That we are part Neanderthal. There is some genetic evidence, but a lot of close-minded "scientists" refuse to see it, and other real scientists are waiting and seeing. I'll hang with the latter group, but I really would like it to be real. It would explain a lot about how weirdly different we can be, and how little we can sometimes talk to other ostensible humans.
4. That there are local angels, or kami, or small gods. Not one big omniscient, omnipotent god who doesn't fucking bother, but minor, sometimes helpful, sometimes cranky ones, who occasionally hand out justice or hints or minor punishments or small coins. Just because it would make more sense.
5. That DEATH really does come with his scythe and Binky, offers a few words, then we are gone. I think this idea is so comforting, especially since I really no longer even want to have an afterlife. I'm perfectly happy with the idea of obliteration. I'd just like someone to say good bye to.
6. That we are alone. No ETs, no intelligent, reachable life. Maybe beyond any possibly crossable distances, for any of us or them, but for all practical purposes, this is it. We get one life, one planet, best deal with it. There is nowhere else to go, we have to make it good right here right now.
7. That there is a way to reach the closed minded, the ultra-conservative, bigoted, sexist, religious nutjobs, to break through the fear, and they will say "Ah, I understand now."
8. Teleportation. I really, really want safe, reliable teleportation. I want to go spend a day with my friend Moira, and be back in my own bed tonight. Or go have dinner at India Quality in Boston, and be back home in time for The Soup.
9. That there is a way out of the mess we're in.
10. That there was a sure way to tell a lie from truth.