There is no doubt about it; humans are the smartest species to roam the earth. Our brains have developed far beyond that of any other animal or insect. This is why we are special, very special. With our brain we have developed what we are today: society, language, materials, and thoughts. Our range of knowledge today is way beyond that of all the knowledge a hundred years ago. Think of how big of space you would need to contain all the information that there is on the web. The monumental amount of information is nearly impossible to wrap your mind around. But my question to you is this: Is all this knowledge for the better? Or could it be that our mind is actually our greatest downfall?
Have we come to the point where the knowledge we know could lead to total destruction of the entire ecosystem. Are we, ourselves, the ones that are going to cause death among the human race? The advance in nuclear warfare is scary to think about. At any moment, the world could get wrapped up in a nuclear war that could wipe out all the major cities. The radiation would later affect nearly everyone and cause cancer in most. But not only is there nuclear warfare, there is also biological warfare. This is where scientists in labs can create viruses and diseases that could easily spread and kill billions of people. Are we proud of the point to which we have come to? What happened to loving one another?
It is sad to see that we find ourselves hating our own species. Why do we discriminate against those who have 23 chromosomes just like you? So I ask again, is our mind actually our greatest downfall?