|16 Which is called death,
17 And is every bit as final as it sounds.
CHAPTER 201 aAnd science will even prove that the only thing that really changes and evolves is science,
2 bAnd the things we do with science,
3 Like build taller buildings,
4 And bigger cities,
5 And more populous nations,
6 And more powerful weapons,
7 And more far-flung colonies,
8 And more dangerous trash,
9 For as long as we live.
10 Because the thing is,
11 cIf Mankind has to stay pretty much the same,
12 From year to year,
13 And decade to decade,
14 And century to century,
15 dAnd millennium to millennium,
16 eThen the same things will keep happening over and over and over and over again,
18 Which isn't good,
19 gBecause one of the first things Man did after climbing down out of the trees,
20 hWas pick up a istick,
21 jChew the end to a point,
22 kAnd stick it in a nearby living thing,
23 lAnd has been doing pretty much the same thing ever since.
CHAPTER 211 mAnd in the end, people will come to believe the lessons of science,
2 nBecause they really knew it all already anyway,
||3 oEver since they first started believing in one God,
4 pWho created everything all by Himself,
5 qAnd who said He loved the race of Man a lot,
6 rEven though Man is basically evil,
7 sAnd can only be made good through a lot of pain and guilt and suffering.
8 tThe only thing new about the lessons of science is the part about God probably not having a personal hand in the creation,
9 uAnd maybe not knowing or caring about us at all,
10 vExcept as an accidental chemical by-product,
11 Of wEvolution.
CHAPTER 221 And so (said the beagle), you should have faith in the future, Chuck,
2 Knowing that your ideas will be accepted as the truth,
4 And generations of future scientists will hail you as a genius,
5 Who made it possible to learn where the great race of Mankind came from,
6 And where he is going.
7 This will be your legacy,
8 And what is more,
9 xSomeone will eventually come along,
10 And explain what it all means,
11 And what we should do about it.
CHAPTER 231 And when this someone comes,
2 It will be a great event,