(Notes from Silver Moon Unicorn.)
Earth. From my researches it is the birthplace of humans. I am part human, so I had to research Earth and the other planets humans once occupied. Are any still living there? Possibly, but there’s no way to tell. We cannot communicate with them. Nor can we travel safely to that solar system. Who knows if it’s even in the same universe as ours is. But no matter.
Earth is blue-green with many different climates all on one planet. That may not be unusual as it can be rather stable to have a complicated climate and complicated ecology to balance. Yes, contrariwise to the thinking of His Excellency, we need diversity to stay alive. We need all the various lifeforms to maintain any planet. Perhaps, that is where humans went wrong on Earth and assumed they were the only ‘people’ living on it and the rest were plants and animals. The attitude didn’t die when they went out and colonized their solar system. That attitude is very dangerous. Too many people, human and non-human alike, died as a result.
I do hope we have learned just how dangerous that attitude is. I still see some people struggle with it. It saddens me. Earth wasn’t simple. It was many things at once to different people who lived on it. At times it was dangerous to live there and at others it could be a paradise. Some of the views may have depended upon who the observer was.
In many ways, Earth looks and sounds much like my home planet. Even the calendar is very similar. I don’t know if that is a coincidence or perhaps Earth is just another version of my planet in a different universe. It’s hard to tell and I don’t know how to do the math to prove or disprove it.
Yet, it’s a wonder that any humans ever left Earth in the first place. It’s almost as if they were stuck there. Sure they made it to the moon that circled the planet, but it was a long time after that before they could explore and travel around their own solar system. Even after colonization, they still had poverty to deal with. Interesting all the technology they had, but it wasn’t available to all due to economics and most of them knew of those extras. Unlike here where the Guardians kept their technology as secret as they could until the rest of the world was ready for it.
Unfortunately, it didn’t happened that way. His Excellency forced their hand and many were exposed to new technology too soon and couldn’t deal with it well. Good thing the Guardians also knew other ways of doing things, so they weren’t completely helpless. Nor did they disappear. Earth did have its secret societies as well, but not as extensive as the Guardians. The Guardians could and did blend in with the mainstream. That’s why His Excellency wasn’t able to destroy them all.
The most interesting thing about Earth is its stories and myths about elves, dragons, centaurs, merfolks, unicorns, fairies, etc. There is a theory that some of our people accidentally went to Earth when humans were too young and didn’t have the high technology they have now. I will definitely look more into that theory…