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    Quote Originally Posted by Ds J View Post
    Mankind has succumbed to this cycle quite a few times.

    The harsh part is that we are on the brink of collapse. My grandchildren will probably not believe when I tell them about the things we knew as children.

    Can one break this chain? Or can we only prepare our descendants to survive their ordeal?
    Here's a thought... maybe mankind IS the virus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springer View Post
    Here's a thought... maybe mankind IS the virus?
    Not necessarily. If people could curb their selfishness and direct their energy towards building a sensible and well balanced society, one could make it last for quite a while.The trouble almost never starts with peaceful folks. It usually starts with ambitious people who are actually walking over other people on their way to self-realisation.It does not matter which system one follows. Sooner or later the human nature sinks the ship and things have to start again.

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    The Red Queen Theory sounds like a good reason to go extinct.

    Living things have to evolve to keep up and sometimes they evolve themselves in to extinction. The phenomenon's name is derived from a statement that the Red Queen made to Alice in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass in her explanation of the nature of Looking-Glass Land
    Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.
    That running can sometimes send a species up a dead-end street.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Queen_hypothesis

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    " I know not with what weapons World War Three will be fought, but World War Four will
    be fought with sticks and stones".

    Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luker View Post
    " I know not with what weapons World War Three will be fought, but World War Four will
    be fought with sticks and stones".

    Albert Einstein
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    The chilling part is, his sentiment that "even" after WW111 man will still not learn.

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    The year 2525 by Zager and Evans as sang in 1961.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaal View Post
    The year 2525 by Zager and Evans as sang in 1961.
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    1984 - George Orwell got it quiet close, but out by some years.

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