No need to look any further than these forums; the bickering, the self absorbed little lives we live. I just wonder if our brains are truly capable of seeing the big picture. Highly irrational, even as one reads this, we assume that we do. Do you? Do I? We are in no way prepared for the challenges of the future, we dig oil out of the ground like it's an endless supply, we dump valuable materials into landfills every day. More on point, we are not prepared to deal with serious life threatening events. We don't have the time to wait around for it to happen, we should be spending a lot more effort on these high risk issues, we should be thinking about the time when we need to leave this planet. We should be trying to work together. When animals become extinct, it's usually due to some kind of specialization, I wonder if ours is just plain ole' complacency?