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  •  We're not going to understand the ramifications (1+ / 0-)
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    by avoiding new possibilities.  Science creates solutions that give birth to new problems, and opportunities that create new dangers.  I'd say that's a better future than just rehashing the same old shit forever until a meteor shows up to end the game.

    •  Better for whom? (1+ / 0-)
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      The 1%?
      Living things that die from lack of clean water?
      Blue-collar workers making minimum wage guarding decaying nukes?
      Where do i sign up for the job of enrolling other organisms to sit on the receiving end of Science's new problems? Cuz I'm sure they'll be very entertaining if only for a few minutes as something to check out if the video game console's batteries run down.

      The same old shit forever was sustainable existence. Not really forever, though, it seems.

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