Lyrically we’ve attempted to capture this idea with of course the tree of life (phylogeny) and worship of trees (dendrolatry) to paint a picture complimented with a grand tapestry to reference the attempt to describe every living species and their evolutionary relaionships.
There is a saying in biology, “Extinction is the Rule, not the Exception", and even though historically this has been the case we owe the 6th known mass extinction period which we are currently experiencing to the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens.
Extinctio in Ignorantia
And Thirst to Scribe Life’s riches,
Devoted hands weave in vain,
An unfinished Tapestry in stitches.
Watch: ExtinctExist - Extinctio in Ignorantia (Live at Such is Life 2013, Goongerah, Victoria)
For interests sake:
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