Why is understanding evolution important? Because...

We ARE Evolution. And so is everything else. We know this vicariously through every thought and observation we've made since birth. We are wired to experience an ever-progressive cause-and-effect reality with any other reality being beyond our ken.

BANG! Cosmic stuff becomes atoms and atoms become molecular and elements become rocks and rocks become life. And life, mindless as the rocks that preceeded them, evolved and is evolving.

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