Imagine the first ever human being experiencing the first ever rain on Earth.
- Would he be shocked?
- Would he run, fearing the rain?
- Would he seek shelter?
- Would he stare into the sky, looking for the source?
- Would he consider it magical? A Godsend, perhaps?
- Would he stick his tongue out to taste it? “Is it water? What is it?”
- Would he consider it sorcery? An act of pure evil, felling trees and destroying shelter?
- Would he send an animal outside of his shelter first, to test the strange downpour?
- Would he dance with joy and jump around in the puddles?
- Would he cry tears of joy mixed with rain drops, thanking the sky for relieving him of summer heat? “A blessing this is! Whatever it is!”
- Or would he freeze to death?
What does man do now, at the sight of rain, anyway?
- He pauses with shock. “Omg! Rain!”
- He runs, fearing the rain.
- He seeks shelter.
- He stares into the sky. Think about it. It’s your instinctive reaction.
- He thinks its a Godsend.
- He sticks his tongue out to taste it. “Ah! Fresh, cool water!”
- He curses the rain, for felling trees, making him wet and for putting his evening out of control.
- He sends a stray, shelter-seeking animal out of his house, because “ew!”
- He dances with joy and jumps in puddles.
- He cries with joy, thanking the Gods of rain, for relieving him of summer heat.
- Or he freezes to death.
Has man evolved at all?