I mean, look at us. We innovate, we create, we’re constantly in motion. We choose, micro second by micro second, every aspect of our actions. We choose to shift, to stretch, to eat when we’re hungry. We make decisions both well thought out and spur of the moment. We consider options and alternatives for a vast array of subjects, all day long. We communicate in complex ways, learning social patterns, expressing emotions that are often vague and barely comprehensible, yet we manage to relay them to others and not only that, we have them understood and have those complex, vague things sent right back to us. We comprehend and interpret body language, often subtle and intangible, and make decisions based on that interpretation. And every person around us, all day long, does the same. Second by second. Mind blowing.
We have the ability to develop, to move beyond, to explore and question. We use logic and common sense, we use ‘gut’ instincts, we love, we hate, we desire, we abhor. We are so much more than sacks of meat in upright form. Our very biology is astoundingly complex and yet amazingly simple. And it just is. We don’t have to do anything but take care of ourselves, and the body runs itself until the moment it doesn’t. And even then, we, as creatures, have the ability to try and fix the body, to heal it by using processes we, as creatures, have figured out through trial and error and perseverance.
We are external and internal, aware and not, sentient and overwhelmingly able to surmount odds. We are capable of terrible destruction and desperately narrow thinking, as well of feats of great accomplishment and vast exploration. We can grow plants for food and walk on the moon.
Truly, as a species, as an organism existing on a floating rock in a vast universe, we are magic.