We’re starting this week out with a special treat – a guest post from a fellow aniblogger! Kai has been aniblogging at Deluscar for over a year, and today we’re happy to present an article that Kai submitted through our guest post section.
Admin Note: Coming from a different religious belief as that of Kai, note that the writers here at Beneath the Tangles don’t share some conclusions that Kai draws, nor some of Kai’s beliefs. Still, we and Kai felt the topic appropriate for this blog. Please avoid any flaming in the comments below, though intelligent and engaging commentary is certainly encouraged.
According to the creation myth, Adam and Eve are said to be the first humans to ever land on the planet. They are basically the parents of all living human beings. From then onwards, humanity has grown on an unthinkably large scale. Currently, the estimated world population is around 7 billion people. Indeed, tracing back, the first humans to land on Earth were assumably Adam and Eve, but even if it were, what happened before that? Before they even landed on Earth, the Earth itself had probably existed way long before them. Was the planet completely inhabitant at that time? What if there were some other living beings?
In Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, a new kind of species had dominated the planet; faeries. In one of the episode, these cute, tiny creatures were stranded on an island and while originally not used to it, they were able to craft simple furniture at first, after that, houses, and after a while, they managed to obtain usable electricity and water and not long, a new settlement had been made. This also explains the learning speed of a child, since as they say, kids learn fast. And indeed, the fairies had incredible intelligence and adaptability, probably the manifestation and even an extreme exaggerated personality shared from the humans. It was interesting that the fairies and humans share similar traits; even despite having great intelligence, the fairies had to obtain knowledge from the humans themselves. It was as if the humans are actually the parents to these creatures.
To the eyes of the fairies, they probably think of Watashi as an “Eve.” From all the humans, Watashi was the only one who spent the longest time with the faeries, she was pretty much the human representative when acting as the mediator between the two races. Even though she was only doing her job so that the humans and fairies could coexist, probably to the fairies, Watashi was like a mother to all of them; spending time with them, having fun messing around and having fun, exciting adventures along with them.
I would like to think there probably exists another kind of race before the name Adam or Eve even emerges. After all, Earth existed for around 4.6 billion years long and it was unthinkable that Adam and Eve was created even before that long time ago. However, even with that possibility, it may be difficult to know just what kind of race took control of the land at that time but as depicted from anime and games, there are no doubt very powerful beings with an incredible amount of intelligence and knowledge. No doubt Adam, Eve and even most humans from that age learned everything needed to survive from them, and from then onwards, humans kept on surviving and as more knowledge begun pouring in, humans begun evolving and evolving and had finally reached the level of evolution they are at now. Being the intelligent and adaptable beings humans are, the level of growth humans can reach can still attain even higher levels then they are now, their growth are indefinitely limitless.
However, it still doesn’t change the fact the reign of humans on Earth might one day end, be it 1,000 years from now, or perhaps 10,000, or perhaps even 100,000 years from now. Will another creature take over when that happens? Will an “Adam and Eve” of a new type of race appears?
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita plays on the assumption and speculation that there will be a new race in the future; the setting was created at the time when humanity was soon to be declined, with new beings ready to take over at anytime. The fairies however lacked common sense and other things which is required for survival and it’s up to the more experienced-in-life humans to teach these little creatures what it means to live. Similarly with humans though, the fairies possess incredible intelligence, creativity, adaptability and skill; allowing them to craft buildings the size of a metropolis in days.
Truthfully though, is there really possibility of a new race in the future as depicted in Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita? No matter what theories scientists can come up with, no one really knows for sure and it’s one of those mysteries that all of us had to deal with.
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