Monday, March 23, 2009

Deadly Toys

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Qwest Center, Omaha, NE)

If we eradicated ourselves with the lethal means at our disposal, we wouldn't be the first species to disappear. But wouldn't it be a shame? We humans have the capacity for transendence as well as destruction. Surely we're adaptable enough to guide our own development away from our current preoccupation with deadly toys.

Written history gives us just a tiny glimpse of life on earth. Let's live so as to guarantee that human existence lasts out its full chapter.(Karen Casey and Martha Vanceburg, The Promise of a New Day, 21 March)

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