Our Specie's Challenge
Evolution due to the many processes of Universal
Darwinism produce an often unforeseen future. The power
exerted by our evolved cultural tools are now of such
magnitude that their unconstrained use threatens the
natural environment on which we and all other species
During the next fifty years managing the fruits of our
cultural evolution will be our most vital challenge.
Population numbers will rise at least another 50% to
over 9 billion and the powerful energies and chemicals
we release will affect the planet dramatically.
Still we seem to have a fighting chance of meeting this
challenge. Population growth is moderating around the
world. Women are choosing to have fewer children.
As disasters resulting from our mismanagement of the
planet, such as the 2003 European heat wave killing over
20,000 and Hurricane Katrina, become more frequent the
political will of our species may become focused on
We will post items here chronically this challenge and
our response to it.