As a species of animal, the human race is born of, and rooted to, the earth—yet with our eyes fixed upon the stars.
Still, many of us are limited in what we see and understand, still clouded by a shell of superstition and ignorance. The sciences should not stay elevated to the elite priests and shamans of technology, with jargon and techniques that leave the masses bewildered, or complacent in their short-sighted ignorance. Rather, we should promote the long count of knowledge with an eye to countering religious superstition and focus our energies to the benefit of our planet and its future.
The Mayan long count calendar has restarted. So should the calendar of humankind, starting a true age of enlightenment.
Above, Tullio Pericoli — Beneath the Stars — 1985