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The Bloody Tree of Brainless Evolution

or The Extinction of the Problem of Personal Identity "More than 99% of all species that ever lived on Earth, amounting to over five billion species, are estimated to have died out." --Our World in Data, Extinction "And dying out generally ain't pretty." --the Poet as Realist "At the quantum level, all that comprises the universe is reduced to empty space and two kinds of particles--namely, energy and matter 'bits.' Each bit, moreover, is constantly in motion, ultimately explaining every species' evolution and ultimate extinction." --the Poet as Physicist "An individual's personal identity--or that which 'feels like you inside'--is not fixed, but rather is continuously changing, ever dependent upon time, place, circumstance, and a countless number of additional factors. To speak metaphorically, the 'you' at 12:00 noon is a near ancestor of the 'you' at 12:01 p.m., while the 'you' of today is a distant ancestor of the 'you' at the age of two." --the Poet as Philosopher Yet drawn it is to Nature wet! As in its jeans it squirts a flood! Desiring yet fleurs violettes! Yet drawn it is to Nature wet! Though Nature never dupes it yet-- With Evolution's bloody tree! Yet drawn it is to Nature wet! As in its genes it squirts a flood! Dedicated with Appreciation for Dutch white clover and for the compliment Triolet January 21, 2022 "Doc"

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