2017-08-13

Progress is Infinite

What are the odds that human beings evolved - one in infinity. What are the chances that human beings could go to the moon - one in infinity plus one. To understand human DNA - one in infinity plus {pick your number}. To be able to do parkour. To be able to dive into ocean depths. To be able to come out with democracy or capitalism. If human life itself is nothing short of a miracle ( that large sections of population end up believing in the God), the list of incredible things human beings have managed to achieve is again incredulous. Given this context, I find it quite amusing that Malthusians should abound. 

Yes, if something of an asteroid of the kind that perished dinosaurs many million moons ago were to happen again, we would, I presume perish. That too if this were to happen suddenly out of nowhere. But given our scanning of our boundaries and beyond, I would expect some intervention to blast the asteroid before it kissed the Earth. Methinks all other talk of human beings under risk of extinction because of green issues or climate issues is pure undermining of the human ability. Despite all evidence to the contrary. 

Some, rather many, argue that we have fiduciary responsibility and hold this planet in custody for the next generations. We have no right to leave it worse off than how we inherited. But human progress is a trade off. This trade off ought to be made so long as there is net positive. Let's look at what we have inherited to what we are going to handover. Better life expectancy; improved medical care; lowest murder ratios; nuclear warheads that deter wars; technology that gives an improved life to challenged kids.  Democracy. Capitalism. The list is endless. Yes we have higher pollution. But I believe there will be a solution soon. As to warming, I have always argued that the Planet has warmed up and cooled down multiple times, including causing irreversible changes in evolution. That human beings cause the entire warming is climate gate and I have and will argue that there is money to be made in green business; hence, blaming progress for warming will continue. Net net, we are handing over a better world than what we inherited. I will put my bets on the outcome that our next generation will handover an even better one that they are going to inherit. 

One issue which we have failed to address and for that we need to blame not human inability but some of our core emotions - greed & gullibility - is continued poverty. To bring down this epidemic of poverty, we have technology, we have wherewithal, we have resources.  What we lack is will. Primarily political. 

Notwithstanding, what we have achieved is superlative. What we are progressing toward is surely better. Time for naysayers to rest. 

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2017-08-13

Progress is Infinite

What are the odds that human beings evolved - one in infinity. What are the chances that human beings could go to the moon - one in infinity plus one. To understand human DNA - one in infinity plus {pick your number}. To be able to do parkour. To be able to dive into ocean depths. To be able to come out with democracy or capitalism. If human life itself is nothing short of a miracle ( that large sections of population end up believing in the God), the list of incredible things human beings have managed to achieve is again incredulous. Given this context, I find it quite amusing that Malthusians should abound. 

Yes, if something of an asteroid of the kind that perished dinosaurs many million moons ago were to happen again, we would, I presume perish. That too if this were to happen suddenly out of nowhere. But given our scanning of our boundaries and beyond, I would expect some intervention to blast the asteroid before it kissed the Earth. Methinks all other talk of human beings under risk of extinction because of green issues or climate issues is pure undermining of the human ability. Despite all evidence to the contrary. 

Some, rather many, argue that we have fiduciary responsibility and hold this planet in custody for the next generations. We have no right to leave it worse off than how we inherited. But human progress is a trade off. This trade off ought to be made so long as there is net positive. Let's look at what we have inherited to what we are going to handover. Better life expectancy; improved medical care; lowest murder ratios; nuclear warheads that deter wars; technology that gives an improved life to challenged kids.  Democracy. Capitalism. The list is endless. Yes we have higher pollution. But I believe there will be a solution soon. As to warming, I have always argued that the Planet has warmed up and cooled down multiple times, including causing irreversible changes in evolution. That human beings cause the entire warming is climate gate and I have and will argue that there is money to be made in green business; hence, blaming progress for warming will continue. Net net, we are handing over a better world than what we inherited. I will put my bets on the outcome that our next generation will handover an even better one that they are going to inherit. 

One issue which we have failed to address and for that we need to blame not human inability but some of our core emotions - greed & gullibility - is continued poverty. To bring down this epidemic of poverty, we have technology, we have wherewithal, we have resources.  What we lack is will. Primarily political. 

Notwithstanding, what we have achieved is superlative. What we are progressing toward is surely better. Time for naysayers to rest. 

1 comment:

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