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We come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it

We come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it We come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it
Source: Ian Smith via Artstation
A Short History of Nearly Everything
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A Short History of Nearly Everything
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[...] Survival on Earth is a surprisingly tricky business. Of the billions and billions of species of living things that have existed since the dawn of time, most—99.99 per cent, it has been suggested—are no longer around. Life on Earth, you see, is not only brief but dismayingly tenuous [...]

The average species on Earth lasts for only about four million years, so if you wish to be around for billions of years, you must be as fickle as the atoms that made you. You must be prepared to change everything about yourself—shape, size, colour, species affiliation, everything—and to do so repeatedly. 

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