Humanity could simply not live a better life, than in harmony with this only true and natural surrounding for us.
Unfortunately, over many centuries certain religious forces and, recently, commercial forces have made insistent efforts to convince us, and themelves, that mankind is superior to the rest of nature so it is there at our disposal, only to be exploited at our will, either in the name of a -quite obviously hidden- creator or in the name of a -not so obviously hidden- economy, respectively.
Being aware of the harmony and beauty of cosmic laws and forces as well of the magic of life and consciousness, is an undisputable premise for all of Humanity to allow Human Progress, since we are no more than just one of the last steps (at least as we know of) in the long chain of an everlasting cosmic evolution.
For those who have not yet grasped this understanding or, on the contrary, want to reinforce this awareness, Human Progress strongly and passionately recommends the following sequence of videos, just for a start ;) Enjoy!
One of Carl Sagan's most pertinent messages for humanity
(3.800 Million years ago: the year 024 on a 100 year time-scale) The emergence of life on earth is directly related and seemingly stimulated by the process itself by which the planet was formed. Even the oldest known rocks on the planet, of some 3.800 million years old, already show traces of organic impact, proving at least the existence of some form of the building blocks of life.
There seems to be an ever growing number of theories and voices, claiming that Human civilized history is very, very much older than we are tought by official, classic history and archeaology. Normally we are told that the Egyptians with their pyramids were one the first great civilizations of humanity, but several alternative theories think that they actually might have been the last. And it is not just Egypt. There are many comparable, sophisticated, unexplained constructions all over the world.
As far as we know, we, humans, are the latest result of the long sequence of processes towards ever growing complexity within the evolution. Not just the evolution of life, but, indeed, the evolution of all there is: the cosmic evolution.
(5.000 Million years ago: the year 001 on our 100 year time-scale) Our solar system began as a cloud of dust, left over from supernovas of older stars, that in their final explosion produced the heavier elements which formed the inner, rocky planets.
(around some 4.200 Million years ago: the year 016 on a 100 year time-scale)
These three fundamental concepts for an earth as we know now, have come into existence very soon after the formation of the planet, but the exact time and sequence is not very clear, although they seem to have happened in a relatively short time.
(3.600 Million years ago - year 28 on the 100 year time-scale) Both cosmic as organic evolution are actually "no more" than many tiny steps (and sometimes even larger jumps, it seems) towards an ever growing complexity. After millions of years of chemical and physical experimenting at a certain moment the a combination of elements emerged, that had the ability to reproduce itself. The first step to life.
Initially Human Progress simply would like to compile, share and discuss all possible hypotheses regarding the progress of humanity in a natural way, as species and in a social sense on a long term, evolutionairy scale over tens or even hundreds of generations. The intention would be to try to create an idea of our possible long-term future, over the same time interval as we have already covered in our form of Homo Sapiens, about some 200.000 years.
This documentary beautifully illustrates all the cosmic stages that finally have led to the world we now know. However, there are quite some disturbing not scientifically relevant references, which give the whole documentary a very human-centered feeling, apparently confirming the suggestion that all ocurred to serve mankind in some way. Still, momentarily it is possible to step over that fact and simply enjoy the scientific and historic essence, that are illustrated with beautiful images.
(4.540 Million years ago: the year 009,2 on a 100 year time-scale) The incredible story of how our planet was born in a cataclysm of cosmic violence. We follow up clues that are hidden in the Earth's most remote locations and detail the birth-pangs of our planet, discovering how the inferno of its early years developed into a cradle for life.
(442 Million years ago: the year 91,1 on our 100 year time-scale) In the billions of years of life on Earth, 99% of all species that ever lived have ultimately vanished! Mostly due to five Massive Extinction Events. The first was during the Ordovician period. The last and best known was the so-called K-T extinction, when a meteor put an end to the existence of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Now, while you are reading these lines, unfortunately mankind is well on its way to cause yet another mass extinction, faster than any of previous extinctions.