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Is Humanity Destined to Self-Destruct?

April 30, 2008
Interesting read. The article is divided into several parts, I only clipped a bit from Part 1.
clipped from www.indiana.edu

“Is Humanity Destined to Self-Destruct?”

by Lynton Keith Caldwell


“In remaking the earthly environment, modern society has failed to take into account the full significance
of resulting changes in the circumstances
of life
on earth.”

Aided by science and science-based technology, modern humanity has achieved great material success. But
scientific findings also suggest that in pursuit of this achievement human society may inadvertently be putting its
future at risk.
The capabilities that have enabled modern humanity to attain
present levels of civilization may be insufficient to overcome the risks incidental to this achievement.
science and technology have enabled humans to reshape the world more rapidly than has
growth in understanding of the risks as well as the benefits of these advances.
For centuries humans lived within the parameters of nature, benefitting
from its beneficence, adapting to its rhythms, and coping with its adversities.
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