Re: Civilization and Evolution

Dan Evens (
Mon, 05 Aug 1996 17:48:19 -0400

Turbo17930 wrote:
> "Civilization", as commonly understood, is a negative evolutionary trait.
> Specifically, I mean that the modern world of man is a recessionary
> biological
> trait, and will eventually result in Man's disappearance from earth.
> Example? Resource use. Only a blind fool fails to recognize that humanity
> is
> consuming the finite resourses available to us. What then?
> Floyd A. Stephens

Gee Floyd. Maybe you ought to go do the moral thing according to your
ideas. That would be, stop consuming resources. Like, look down at
the terminal in front of you.

I am always amazed when I find this notion expressed on an international
computer net. I should not be, but I am. I'd say it was a troll if it
was not that I meet these people in real life on a constant basis.

OOOH look! We're running out of flint. There won't be any for future
generations. Our grandchildren won't be able to make flint spear tips.
We better start decreasing our flint consumption.

The preceding are my opinions alone and have nothing
whatever to do with my employer. I don't even know what my
employer thinks. I'm not even real sure who the CEO is.
Dan Evens