By James Wallace Harris, August 26, 2016
If you search Google for “humans are stupid” my essay “50 Reasons Why the Human Race is Too Stupid to Survive” comes up in the #1 spot. At least it does for me, and for my friend Connell in Miami. I’ve been wondering why that essay gets 50-75 hits a day. I just searched on “why are humans so stupid” and I’m the #1 return again. If I use Bing, I don’t come up at the top of the returns. It’s weird to think that people are wondering why humanity is stupid, and come to my blog for answers. So far I’ve gotten around 15,000 hits. I feel a little guilty about spreading negativity. I guess it’s a positive sign I’m not getting more hits. Some of my readers who leave comments have been pretty down on the world. I suppose I can use the number of hits I get each day as a barometer to measure unhappiness in the world.
If you happen to search on “dinosaur dreams” I’m the #2 return on Google and #21 on Bing. (Why doesn’t Bing like me?) This is very weird too. Evidently, 30-50 people each day have a dream about dinosaurs, search Google to find out why, and come to my blog to read “Do You Dream About Dinosaur Attacks?” So far, over 13,000 people have done that. That’s pretty amazing that so many people dream about dinosaurs. Even more amazing – some of my readers have dreams just like mine, where dinosaurs show up, and everyone knows to be quiet and still, but some dumbass always makes a noise near us to attract their attention. I’m always more mad at the noisemaker in these dreams than scared of the dinosaur.
2 thoughts on “I’m Known for Human Stupidity and Dinosaur Dreams”
Not depressing at all James. Quite factual. more depressing is the fact that most people won’t acknowledge what a terrible state our world is in. I am much mire concerned with the human condition than with the environment although of course I understand they are inextricably linked.
Your essay ’50 reasons’ does an excellent job of highlighting the symptoms, but as with most humanist thinking, the root cause is not addressed properly, if at all. The symptoms of moral decay are as plain as the noses on our faces, yet people persist in refusing to attempt to understand, and address the cause. Humans are not stupid per se, they are broken. The question is how do we fix them? How do we fix ourselves? The answer is, we can’t fix ourselves. The fact we think we can, and we continue vain efforts to that end, is a major part of the problem.
I have never, as far as I know, had a dinosaur dream, but perhaps now the idea has been planted, tonight I will.
What I find depressing is we know how to fix all our problems, and we have all the technology we need to do it. But the human race is like people who smoke even when they are convinced that smoking is unhealthy.
So David, what do you think is going to happen?