In a message dated 11/29/2012 6:47:33 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time, 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:
> 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.


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