ARTICLE BY FIDEL
An uncertain future
their evolution, Homo Sapiens, as intelligent beings
unique among millions of living species, never had a
concept of the nature of, or reason for, their
existence. Endowed with the ability to think, they
were governed by strict instincts. They knew nothing
of the rest of their marvelous planet. It is not
even known when they came into possession of this
ability; in rare instances some state that it was a
million years ago or a little more, but it is
generally considered to have been more than 200,000
Today we know that the number of planets with
similar features to that of our own, in the same
galaxy in which we find ourselves, amount to
billions, within what we know as the universe. I
hope not to offend anyone by addressing the issue of
what we are or what we think we are.
Two days ago, on October 5, the television channel
Russia Today’s website, a reputable news
agency, reported that Laura Mersini-Houghton,
prestigious professor at the University of North
Carolina, demonstrated that supermassive black holes
do not exist and that the Big Bang theory is
unfounded. This, I believe, will come as a shock to
many people who transformed such a theory into an
act of faith.
The highest authority on this topic would be British
scientist Stephen Hawking, a man of exceptional
merit for his commitment to science, despite a cruel
condition which, from a young age, has forced him to
make great sacrifices in order to communicate with
The most knowledgeable scientists on these issues
communicate and publish their results in technical
terms, difficult for those who have not had the
privilege of familiarizing themselves with this
science to understand.
With the publication of “A
Brief History of Time,” Stephen Hawking
became an author of a book on this important topic,
which sold over 10 million copies. It is clear that,
apart from its intrinsic interest, the principal
consumers were members of the scientific community
dedicated to researching such transcendent topics,
now joined by millions of eminent researchers. I
will do my best to read and understand this work, at
a time when my current priority is related to
large-scale, quality food production, an effort
which can still result in important benefits.
There is much that we are unaware of, and little do
we know of our own ignorance.
read Hawking’s second work, “The Universe in a
Nutshell,” written, according to him, in a more
comprehensible language for those unfamiliar with
the topic, and I highlighted many of the ideas which
most interested me.
Throughout its evolution mankind has never had, nor
ever could have had, a clear idea of its own
existence, because it simply did not exist, it
simply evolved at the same rate as everything else
that existed. This is a reality which is not
intended to antagonize or offend anyone.
Everyday we can learn something new. Help others and
wherever possible, help ourselves.
Yesterday I listed to a speech by the new Secretary
General of NATO, the former Prime Minister of
Norway, who assumed the position on October 1, only
six days ago. How much hate in his face!
incredible effort to promote a
war of extermination
Who are more extreme than the Islamic State fanatics
themselves? What religion do they practice? After
this, will it be possible to enjoy eternal life at
the right hand of the Lord?
Fidel Castro Ruz