You tell me:
From Agent Smith in the 1999 movie The Matrix:
I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had, during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you aren’t actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with its surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply, and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? –A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague, and we… are the cure.”
From Christian Brady’s blog Targuman today:
We are the only creatures that God created who are restless, we are the only creatures who have ambition. …It is part of our having been made in the image of God that we have ambition, drive to become something more.
You tell me: is our restlessness, our lack of desire/ability to obtain a level of parity with our environment…is it a viral orientation that destroys us or a blessing that keeps us from sanguine extinction?