In a message dated 11/29/2012 6:47:33 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time, net_democr...@yahoo.com writes:
> The measure of a civilization could be said to be > its consumption of energy and how it uses resources. > Conspicuous v. sustainable... > Jon > > From: medieva...@aol.com > Twas in Last And First Men, by Olaf Stapledon, > I think, where all future > civilizations had their power based upon alcohol. > Nothing stored from the past was left. I never could get through Stapleton. What was destroyed; all other sources of power? How could that be? Atomic power (though not named exactly as such) burned of most of the crust. Mankind restarted from one Arctic scientific research boat.