If nature made navigating life easy a plesiosaur might be swimming in my backyard pool right now. But out of perhaps a cosmic sense of cynicism she did not make it easy at all. Part of that difficulty is her utter indifference to our fickle moral mandates. Nature rewards those who capture resources, expand their range, and vigorously procreate, while offering no compensation whatsoever for enhancing freedom, choice, or the opportunities of genderfluids. Thus any society that embraces the latter in lieu of the former will eventually find its bones in tarpits no matter how exquisite its intersectionality.
Though the situation is even more stark than that. What if nature were not only indifferent to our dogmas, but actively hostile to them? Would that make nature wrong, or us? Perhaps only future Chinese museum curators will be capable of answering that question definitively.
Though in the meantime I was thinking…
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