We(*) don't think about it anymore, do we? There's something terribly sad about the fact that a race can become so used to death and death and death that it has to be nearby, or spectacular, for it to be a tragedy. To regain your perspective, read this excellent article in The Onion:
-- email@example.com Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/tmol-faq/meaningoflife.html Running on BeOS Typing in Dvorak Programming with Patterns Voting for Libertarians Heading for Singularity There Is A Better Way * = Well, maybe you don't think about it. As a Singularitarian, I know the statistics and I can snap my fingers in time to the planetary death rate.