Evolution can be summarized as the gradual process of change and development in the living organisms into more complex beings. All living organisms on earth descend from one common ancestor. Termed as LUA- Last Universal Ancestor, it is the organism estimated to have lived 3.5 – 3.8 billion years ago and our progenitor- common ancestor from which we descend.
Therefore, I should infer from analogy that probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on this earth have descended from some one primordial form, into which life was first breathed.
– Charles Darwin, 1859, The Origin of Species
Then over a period of time, the human species evolved to be as they are, one part being, the ability to think, create, imagine, solve problems and the other part as described vividly in this animation video by animator Steve Cutts.
With a large brain, opposable thumbs, ability to move on two feet, things went against the flow of evolution and man devolved into anti-evolutionary by-product of relentless destruction of the very source of his evolution. A rather gluttonous and wasteful machine with no will whatsoever. Some say, at this rate, in 50 years there will not be enough food available for you to buy, nor even the daily basic quota with all the money you have.
Watch the video above which brilliantly summarizes the whole story, as us being the protagonist/antagonist, beginning with the start and then on to the current dreadful situation and the impending future.
Even This Beautiful Animation barely manages to extenuate Man’s Cruelty.
Here is a quote that judiciously highlights this prevailing topic –
People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky