18 January 2006


We seem to be hurtling down the tracks towards an uncertain future. Despite our best intentions, the impact of humans on the world around us seems to be less benign with each passing day. Whether it be hubris, the law of unintended consequences, or just plain stupidity, we are clearly in a bit of a bind.

It really is a pity that we are in such trouble, for the human experiment has much to recommend it. In the days and weeks to come, we'll take a look at some of the fine things that humans have achieved, as well as irreverently poking fun at a few items that have been less well-thought out. As with evolution, I don't know where it will lead, but the journey is always interesting.

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