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

Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 06 Nov 1996 17:28:31 -0500

Chris Hind wrote:
> >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.

There are so many doomsayers because there are so many people who are
antitechnology, thanks to our fine liberal tradition, so even if they
are smart enough to forsee the Malthusian conflicts ahead, they are too
anti tech to see that technology is the only solution.