By Robert Riversong, Transition Vermont
Not only do we "seem to be a verb", but more precisely we are transitive verbs whose job it is to maintain bounded order in order to export chaos into the environment by the alchemical transmutation of energy "gold" into the "dross" of dissipated heat. This may seem to be an inadequate job description for such "highly evolved" creatures as Homo Sapiens Sapiens, one step below the angels (our hubris has always tripped us up). But there is a bit more to the job description than that. Unfortunately, we seem to have misread it.