We’ve come to recognize our agency
As Evolution’s leading edge on Earth;
What used to be unconscious mystery
We see now as our greatest source of worth.
It falls then to our minds’ intelligence
To chart the course of further flourishing,
And though this daunting venture is immense,
The task is ours to make the future sing.
Whatever was the source of life’s arrival,
The torch has passed to us to keep it going;
We’re now responsible for our survival,
For which we must seek out a higher knowing,
And nothing less than wisdom will suffice
If we’re to make our Earth a Paradise.