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  •  This is the type of problem (1+ / 0-)
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    Desert Scientist

    that human beings are the WORST at solving.  

    As a species, nobody does it better than people in the face of an immediate, known danger.  We run into burning building to save kittens.  We are the species that runs towards the sirens and the screaming.

    But give us a problem of this magnitude, one that has variables and complexities, one that requires action without immediate reward, and we SUCK.  Try to get the entire planet to stick to a nutritious diet.  Hell, try to get everybody to shut off the tap water when they brush their teeth.  

     

    "YOPP!" --Horton Hears a Who

    by Reepicheep on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 02:04:06 PM PDT

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