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GliderGuider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-15-07 03:42 PM
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1. Interesting
I guess we all need something to think about while we're waiting for the oil to run out.

I believe that the conceptual trap that technogaians fall into is the same one that snares all other "techno-whatevers". That trap is the belief that it is possible for us to foresee all (or enough) of the consequences of using a given technology to accurately predict the envelope of results, and to judge them to be good or bad. I think this belief is is egregious hubris. Chaos and complexity theory support my skepticism. Time after time our attempts to maneuver Mother Nature have run afoul of the Law of Unintended Consequences.

There's a reason the saying, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" is so popular.
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