I was beginning to wonder where you had gone to. How is the lambing season going? Late nights, early mornings......
...and each functions as a horse in blinders, including those who believe the world is over populated for their inability to see the culmination of potential in a full house of interconnecting consciousness. Like running an engine at optimum capacity.
I think we may agree that the time window for realizing our human potential may be a short one. Something will have to give, within a few years, if our potential is not to be squandered, in some sort of economic/political meltdown.
Hope is supposed to spring eternal, but probably not for all of us, and certainly not for the BPWH. How deep can we fall into the Tribulational abyss, before we succumb to mere a survival mentality? Many of us would hope to be taken out early on, rather than to have to witness our hitting the bottom. Survival at all costs is just not on my wish list.
Do I sound a somber note, Cy? Perhaps so. There has been some opportunity to move things forward, on this end, but it does appear to have been squandered. I'm willing to accept part of the blame, but not all of it. It will take more than one of us to save the world. Is that supposed to be a news flash? I don't take it too personally. I can wax philosophical, after all. But still...... it's not always easy, is it? My proactive days are numbered.
I can still be a commentator. Watch me commentate. If God is still waiting to save us, it becomes increasingly difficult to understand what she is waiting for. If the ET's are supposed to save us, well, those odds are getting longer, every day. They don't have as much leeway as God might. No? They can just cut their losses, and move on to the next experiment. Yes? God can, too, but it won't be a God that most of us would recognize. It will be a stranger...... an alien god. Thanks, but no thanks!
So, I don't know, Cy. I guess we'll have to cry on each other's shoulder. I could think of worse things, quite easily!
But back to David B........
He gives no quarter to the materialists. He wants them run out of town, unceremoniously. Me? I think they deserve a ceremony, and our undying gratitude, for a job well done. Thanks, guys and gals! Even, or especially, Dawkins and Hitchens. Sure, their ample royalties have softened the pain, but, still, either they are good actors, or they did spend overtime, staring into the Abyss. Someone had to do it, and I can't think of two better people for the job. They did almost manage to put a face on the faceless. They gave it a focus, and were willing to be our punching bags. Think about it......
David does seem just a tad ungrateful, and he gets to play the hero, although his royalties may not have measured up. Tell us about it.
But why or how do David B and Thomas N manage to avoid the MoAPS? They give it lip service, now and then, but they somehow manage to just walk on by. They seem to preach for the collapse of materialism, but it is as if the ghost of materialism were going to keep the airplanes flying on time, ad infinitum. I mean really. Could two such smart people be quite so clueless? Are they just acting dumb, or what? This is why I honor that ghost. Until the new day dawns, that ghost will be the only thing between us and the Abyss. At this point, we are all living in glass houses.
Let me then get back to Thomas, where I'm just at the half-way mark...... And right there, at that mark, Thomas lays it out...... many more years of painstaking research lie between us and the MoAPS. Nothing to get excited about, and no big rush. We have all the time in the world. I'm not sure I get it. If progress is not going to come to a grinding halt, where will it go from here, in this extended interim? How long is this grace period? Just as long as it takes, supposes Thomas, with more than a little naïveté. Yes, there is no hurry folks. Let's just all stay calm.