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The Universe that you see around you is the result of billions upon billions of experiments. Billions of mutations, changes, and adaptations. Some of them work, some do not. Some go on to be highly successful for a while, then fade ( dinosaurs ). Some just keep adapting and getting better ( humans ).
Years ago, in a book by Carl Sagan, I read of a principle concerning complexity and the envelope of possibility.This principle is widely understood by scientists -as the range of possibilities and complexity widens, both greater success (good, beauty) and greater failure (evil, ugliness) are possible. You cannot limit the possible 'bad' without limiting the possible 'good.'
When I hear people criticize our youth for their piercings, their tattoos, or music; then blame these things for the decline of civilization, I cringe. Here is the diatribe that was falsely attributed to Bill Cosby and provoked this article. Many of today's trends and fashions are not to my liking either, my tastes were formed years ago. I do, however; see the beauty in change and variety. Without it this world would be static and ugly.
If you are fearful and want to limit the possibilities in your life, fine; but please quit trying to limit the rest of the Universe. It will move on with or without you.
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