As I type I’m watching the Horizon Special on the earthquake in Japan. It’s easy to concentrate on the statistics and talk of tectonic plates in an attempt to dehumanise the events. Sort of concentrate on the science as a way of avoiding some of the human truths.
We all live on a planet which forms a single system. We can do amazing things as a species, more than any other which has evolved on this blue green orb which speeds it’s way through the heavens.
Yet the simply truth is that mother nature can kick our butt with frightening ease.
(photos taken at the Science Museum in London)