Evolution fascinates me. I like to think of it as biological reprogramming. Life’s adaptive circuit. An organism that is infinitely small in the universe, absolutely clueless about its surroundings slowly adapts to survive as if it were alien to its own surroundings. It learns from its mistakes. Does it know that the changes in its body are being triggered by itself? How confused must have it been? Reminds me of Ice age. Some lose the ability to breathe in water. Some lose weight. Some grow tails. Bloddy hell, some fly!
How cool is nature? It just didn’t follow one path that lead to success, it followed millions. It gave some organisms feathers, some gills, some limbs, etc. It is constantly trying different approaches. Has it stopped it’s trials now? I personally think it hasn’t. Is a three-parent baby a consequence of evolution? Maybe! The concept of just two genders has always been a mistake. Evolution will not stop. It’s magic is endless.
I find it a little hard to grasp Kevin Spacey’s world in K-pax. Their children are raised by different parents? That’s a little too weird for me. That’s a little too evolved!
Evolution also provides exceptional survival tactics. Like how cool is our immune system? I’ve read that many of early man’s survival skills have moulded us. Scared of creepy hairy spiders? To early man, they meant trouble. The knowledge been passed on through genes I guess. Scared of thunder or any sudden loud sounds? To early man, sudden loud sounds usually mean big trouble. Like floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. There are organisms that can live without food, water and air for many years. There are organisms that can rejuvenate themselves. There are organisms that can survive in bloody space!(Tardigrades). It is these kinds of survival techniques that leads me to think that life anywhere is inevitable. As a great thinker once said “Life will find a way”!