In the news this past week were two extremely contrasting stories of the people of our planet and the unimaginable things they have seen. NASA sent a robotic spacecraft, the Phoenix Lander, to search for evidence of life on Mars. Last Monday, it landed successfully. Photos are being sent back for us all to see first hand what is taking place 36 MILLION miles away. Meanwhile, deep in the jungles of the Amazon, one of the worlds last remaining uncontacted tribes has just seen a helicopter fly over for the first time. Photos were captured of the tribesmen, bodies painted red, with bows and arrows aimed at the monstrous, flying intruder from the sky. What must they think? Two entirely different worlds, on one small planet. Yet, while these Amazon Indians are perfectly content to live and hunt and exist in their own little pocket of the world, our people, the “civilized” folk, are not content with the whole planet, and Mars too. We must also intrude on this society and destroy their entire world as they know it. They are in increasing danger from illegal logging that is moving in around them. Sadly, they need to be protected from us. Check out the pictures: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24880941/?GT1=43001 They are rare and fascinating. I look at them and wonder what it would be like to live their life. I wonder what it would be like for them if they were forced into our world, to live like us. I find it amazing that they have managed to stay hidden and secluded for so long, and hope that somehow they can continue - forever.