(Voltaire)” if one believes absurdities one can commit atrocities.” An absurdity such as a mysterious being in the sky who gave humans dominion over the other creatures on the earth and then made demands for the killing of these creatures as sacrifices to himself! This was recorded by goat herders over 3000 years ago but is still taken as absolute truth in the 21st century. Religion is one of the main authors of animal cruelty. The superstitions and myths which allow human exploitation, abuse and slaughter of sentient life on planet earth can be directly tied to religious superstitions and myths. Another is greed with a profit motive as the underlying machine driving the exploitation of animals. . The Human psyche is not damaged by killing, eating, using body parts of this planet’s sentient life because religious belief allows for this and Greed drives it. Underlying this system is the false conclusion that animal lives are less valuable than human animal lives and therefore don’t need to be taken into serious consideration. Yet for all the wanton practices the human race is capable of regarding life nothing seems to quiet their search of the cosmos for other “life” be it ever so inconsequential such as less than amoeba-like growths. The life on this planet is being wiped out by the billions each year and they are worried about amoebas on unnamed places in the cosmos? Is that not the apotheosis of impaired reasoning? At the present trajectory the human race seems to be consigned to the trash bin of the universe as a failed experiment but unfortunately they plan not go quietly and seem determined that everything else on the planet follow them over the edge into eternal oblivion. If this seems like a Tragedy of cosmic proportions think of it this way: an observer of earth from another planet would see what? Not one human nor one human edifice. In other words humanity is invisible and nothing in the universe would note it’s passing. Without Homo sapiens the planet would renew itself to its former homeostasis and it’s greenery, waters and ice would be observed from spheres elsewhere in the galaxy, should there be observers. Humanity seems to be anachronism to this time and place because of an inability to conform to the laws governing the natural world. Humanity likes to think of itself as a spacefaring race when in actuality, they are leaving a trail of destruction in their wake and these so called spacefarers probably had to leave Mars after turning it into a lifeless rock!