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My second piece is to point out and see Humanity's power and this is what i came up with:

Some of us seem incapable of real individual thought, but the majority of people i have encountered (Especially my own generation and those younger than me) Have shown great powers in being able to absorb ideas and improve on them, we are advancing at a continually faster rate.

It seems a common trait of the older generation to be stuck in ways of thinking I *consider* ignorant and unchangeable, yet we are still progressing and opening up more and more of our minds daily. It seems nature is too slow for our brain, so we are going into genetics to control our own fate and evolution.

There aren't groups around the world and philosophies based on transhumanism for no reason. We as a race want to step over humanity and be the next step. Although I agree with the vast majority in part, most of us are of very limited intelligence. If anything that spurs me on harder. We never looked at the stars and said "We'll never get to touch that", we looked at the stars and said "I'll get there and I'll walk on that and that is my dream!" That's humanity's real power and strength.

This strength of humanity, this Icarus (Or should i say Daedalus, as Icarus was the foolish boy) way of thinking is exactly what influences me. See the potential in yourself and those around you. To quote; "Who we are is but a stepping stone to what we can become."
My second written piece.
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CMN2GTU Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I have a couple simple questions.


How do you know that no one has ever stated that mankind would never achieve space travel?
Have you walked among and conferred with all peoples, for all time?

Do you dream of touching the stars? Have you made it there yet, and if not do you think you will?

Is daydreaming about becoming the equivalent to interstellar tourists really our best strength? Is that what they were thinking when the Sun was believed to be a chariot drawn across the sky by a God, and people played connect-the-dots with stars?

Do we adapt at the same rate as our environment? Do we support nature, or does nature support us? Which one would survive longest without the other?

How do you cite the superior core strengths and virtues of something inferior at the same time as advising our species are surpassing it?
If we as a race step over humanity, what do we then become? Are we still human after doing so? By what definition, and how, if we just stepped over it?

Are these the strengths of humanity, and does it remain our strength if we transcend it?
How? Are we so advanced that we can pick and choose, and if so why haven't we done so already?
And again, if we become something else how can we continue to claim traits of what we no longer are?

How old was Icarus? How old was Daedalus? Were there any other influential factors in their lives, and if so why are they not considered as well? Did you notice that the reason for the fall of Icarus was due to him not listening to the careful instructions of his father? What did Talus do?

Are you also familiar with the concept of hubris? As we tamper with genetics, do we already know what we are doing or are we experimenting? Is science infallible?

If we are advancing at a continual rate why do we still have the same famines, wars, and genocidal behavior occurring today? By the logic you express, shouldn't the smarter, younger generations have stepped over such behavior long ago?

If the majority of your generation has such well developed powers, why do we still live under the same threat of global thermonuclear war today as we did thirty years ago?
If the wisdom exists, why isn't it being used?

If the majority of your generation has such power of introspection, why do we now live under the federally verified threat of human-induced climactic change that threatens our existence?

Don't old people die, and young people grow old to take their place? What's the difference between the former, and the latter, and at what stage do we make the transition from omnipotent youth to erroneous senior? Who sets the discriminatory standard, you? Who?

How much television do you watch?
Can you imagine a world without a microwave oven, video game console, or cellphone? Was it better then, or is it better now?

Do you realize that transhumanism is another neo-pop culture creation with noticeable influence from modern science fiction, tailored to feed on mass consumer culture? Do you also believe in Scientology?

Isn't it rather openly assumptive and cocky to declare yourself among the smarter generations? Is it only your generation and the ones going forward from that point that display these super powers? If so, why did no other generation possess the same ability for many millennia?
What if statistical data were to prove the opposite; would you concede, or insist that you are part of the higher order of humans?

How long ago did Albert Einstein make his contributions to the theory of relativity and quantum physics? Do you personally know anyone who has even come close? How old was he? What have the younger generations done with his research since then?

Have you ever heard of Aristotle? Have you ever met Aristotle?
Have you ever heard of Copernicus? Have you ever met Copernicus?

Are you familiar with the tale of the hare and the tortoise? Who won that race, and why?

How old am I? Who am I and what do I know?

Did you notice that you leap frog from old fables to new 'science' in an effort to make a point?
What point are you trying to convey with your commentary?
Did you spell and grammar check this submission? Does it matter? Why or why not?
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Astro-Creep166 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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mind=blown
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FanaticalPublishing Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Lovely work, if you still want to publish it, please send it to me at fanaticalweekly@gmail.com
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SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with most of the basic ideas you've brought up here(though I would say the vast majority of people I know lack a single imaginative spark. Could be a regional thing.) but I think there is something most people forget. Daedalus was the dreamer. Daedalus is the one who looked into the sky and thought himself equal to the task. Icarus was simply a foolish boy. He represents the masses of people on earth who use technology with no interest in its creation and no further regard for progress.
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CocoDeathMetaller Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this piece man :D
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