A discussion about Humanity’s fate in the face of the deepening global crisis threatening our existence

An opinion from the Internet about Humanity’s inevitable extinction:

“Humans won’t survive the century. We will be extinct.
Nothing humans do is sustainable not one trajectory of human endeavor is doing anything but damaging the environment.
We’ve already put the biosphere into a condition under which we did not evolve.
CO2 already in the atmosphere will cause the climate to be in a condition under which we cannot adapt and we will be extinct.
Microplastic pollution is already going to cause the biosphere to fail.
So there is absolutely nothing humans can do to avoid extinction by the end of the century and the recommendation is to have as few children as possible so fewer people are around at the end…”

While I share your concerns, I will follow unique, empirical Natural scientists who suggest that we can completely change, rebalance Nature’s ecosystem by changing ourselves, making Human society compatible with Nature’s fully integrated, interdependent system, following its laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life depends on.
After all, what do we have to lose?!

“Wonderful. Concerns? Fact.
None of that is going to happen, we will be extinct.
Human psyches have hope built-in because languages are more positive than pessimistic. So it’s great to have hope, doesn’t mean there’s any way we can avoid extinction, however.”

1.What I wrote to you is a bit more than hope. The scientists who suggested what we could do to turn things around have a deeper sense, understanding of Nature and Human nature than all our present sciences combined, simply because they achieved the ability to observe reality in a selfless, objective way.

2.Again, what do we have to lose? If you are faced with certain death on one side, on the other hand, someone suggested that there is still a slim, seemingly impossible chance to survive, wouldn’t you take that chance?!

3.Now the problem is that this slim chance is based on accepting that our inherently egoistic, selfish, hateful nature is the cause of our seemingly inevitable self-destruction and that only by fundamentally changing ourselves (instead of changing others or the world) can survive.

4.And this is where it seems people would rather die than to contemplate changing themselves. This is interesting, to say the least, but I guess it testifies to the all-powerful ego that controls us, that works rather destroy everything than to yield control.


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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.