Evolutionary Edge

Voices of the Emerging Movement for Conscious Evolution

July-August 2006

How special are earthlings?

We Earthly inhabitants are part of the quirky creativity of the Universe. The more we get to know about our selves and our situation, the more oddly special -- even unlikely -- we seem to be. Here are four examples of how we are special beings living at a special time, place and scale, inspired by Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams' new book The View from the Center of the Universe: