Re: sex, yet again ~%6 (was Re: ; - )Neanderthal Miracles)

Chris Hind (
Tue, 05 Nov 1996 21:34:51 -0800

>Resources will only continue to expand if we continue to grow. The
>"sustainable living" movement thinks that we can maintain the existing
>level of civilization, population, etc. with minimal harm to the
>environment indefinitely. Wrong. If we don't transcend, we will be stuck
>in a downward social and evolutionary spiral, as planetary resources
>become more and more scarce, more expensive to recover and refine, etc.
>Getting OFF this planet and/or onto silicon is paramount to our
>continued growth and existence.

True enough. But why are there SO MANY damn doomsayers??!?! It's probably
due to the fact that in the 'great meme of the world' christianity, tells
the story that things get progressively worse in the future and that they
will need to be prepared for the second coming when God will annihilate the
universe and start over. I guess this
is partially correct if our universe has a godless big crunch sometime in
the future and we're unable to stop it.