Expiration Dates

Samuel T. Boyenga, Writer

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When food expires we throw it out. It’s rotten, moldy, and unsafe to eat. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just the way nature works. When someone dies some of us are sad, and others aren’t. Millions of years ago we didn’t have anything near the level of technology we possess today, but they didn’t know any better. In their time, being able to make fire was literally the end all and be all of inventions. Nowadays not really. Instead our big discoveries involve studying galaxies, stars, planets, life-like robots, self-driving cars, microchips the size of a blood cell that can calculate the number of atoms present in a dog’s liver  in about .000000001 of a second. Eventually these things too will be surpassed. They will expire. Is there a limit to what we can accomplish? In my opinion, no. The very nature of man is to explain the unexplainable, and figure out the ways in which the universe works. Will we ever be able to figure it out? I don’t know. All I know is my apples are all brown, and I have to make a grocery list.