On 7 November 2013 20:06, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > How about incidence of violence, c.f. Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels > of Our Nature". Or the below-replacement birthrate throughout most of the > OECD. How about the fall of communist totalitarianism in Russia and > China. The peaceful revolutions in Poland, South Africa, and even > relatively peaceful in Libya. > > Agreed (and I have often said the same myself).
> > There's an enormous source of negentropy in sunlight - of which the > biosphere is using only a tiny portion. > > > Agreed (and I have often said the same myself). > > There have always been problems and every generation has had its > doomsayers. I think the "monopolization of power" is hardly even a > problem. Do you want to run the government? I certainly don't. I'm > thankful there are people who want the damn job, and I fully understand > that it's not going to attract the sharpest most ethical people. But those > people aren't evil. They can be educated to see that raising the Earth's > temperature 4degC is a really bad idea. They can understand the importance > of clean water and air. They will respond to public pressure, but people > have to make democracy work. It doesn't work just because it's written > into the Constitution. > I can only hope you're right. Where's Obama's promised green economy (for example) ? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.