We are the Mynah birds, an immensely sophisticated flock of unparalleled mimics, who from our very genesis, have gazed about ourselves with wonder at our beast & vegetable brethren. And imitated them without hesitation.
We have amassed their evolutionary adaptability, dexterity & tenacity, & made ourselves in their image. We have gathered talon & tusk, scale & feather, bone & tongue, & made them our own. We are the captains of evolution’s Ark, an elaborate menagerie assembled from their revelations, & buoyed by their ingenuousness.
We have dissected the systems, processes, mechanisms & elements of Mother Nature herself, in order we progress our often-precarious existences. And we have benefited unfathomably from our relationship with those non-human organisms we’ve so long now come to cohabitate the earth with.
Ours has not however been always a symbiotic union. Indeed we lay practitioners of biomimicry still owe a great debt to our enlightening flora & fauna. Imitation may be the highest form of adulation, yet we must do far more than merely exalt our founts of cumulative knowledge, if we are to evolve still ever further.
We may well be the inheritors of the earth, but we ourselves alone must not possess the pantheon’s entirety. We must preserve & propagate, overthrow the falseness of natural order, & gaze not down from on high, but rather from up & about, if we are ever hopeful of truly divining the tributaries of tomorrow.