Bill, exactly. Human beings are right up there with rats and cockroaches in our ability to adapt to different environments, a classic generalist species well adapted to sudden change and disruption. Given the geographic spread and the diversity of environments currently inhabited by Homo sap., too, we're an exterminator's nightmare. I expect global population to bottom out in two centuries or so at well under half a billion people, but that's an ample breeding population for long term survival, to say nothing of the impact of all that Darwinian selection. - John Michael GreerAn amazing story proving that Greer is right is the one about the Lykov family. Their story gives a good insight into what our post-industrial future might will look like as well. It will be hard lives, no doubt. But still I think it will be worth it, as life will get back meaning and we'll regain silence and darkness.
Anyway, either you long for or fear for, or both, our post-industrial future, which might be knocking on our doors just now, this is a story everybody who wants to be prepared should read.
- For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II
|Rats and humans have a lot more in common than we might like to think. No wonder that we always have had a close, but odd relationship. Image: JSharp|