Rick J. S., Ph. D.
I am concerned that Humanity is at risk of going extinct in this century. I have come out of retirement and begun my project of Saving Humanity from Homo Sapiens™ , which I discuss below.
First, please read this caveat: I do write a lot of propositions, without saying, "In My Opinion" before each one. It can sound preachy, like I think I've got the Absolute Truth, Without Error. I don't trust anything I have to say, and I suggest you don't, either. My brain lies to me too often.
Please do not accept anything I say as True. Ever. All I request is that you try on my strange viewpoints for a while and notice whether you see something new. Think with it for a while before you react against it. There will be plenty of time to attack it later.
== MY MISSION ==
We have met the enemy and he is us. -- Walt Kelly in Pogo
I hear the news of the world and I almost despair.
War is the most appalling indicator of who we are, and there are plenty more indicators that we just aren't designed for the world we live in.
I say that we are NOT the beings who should have control of nuclear arsenals that can probably make us extinct. AND, It's going to get worse. Weapons of mass destruction are going to become available to smaller nations, then even smaller groups. Read the world news and imagine how well that will turn out.
***THE SECTION THAT FOLLOWED WAS FOUND TO BE ERRONEOUS AND IS UNDER RE-CONSTRUCTION***