at Nov 20, 96 12:54:20 pm
Malcolm Hollic sed:
> and other natural disasters. We humans created our technology, are
> conscious of what we have done and are doing, and are capable of changing
> our technology so that it has different effects. I believe the
> availability of this conscious choice and power makes us responsible for
> our actions in a way that no other species is. For the first time in the
> history of this planet, a single species can determine its future. An
> awesome responsibility.
This begs an important, and rarely addressed question:
Is there, after all, a "we" a humanity which is conscious? Is "we
humans" a being which makes choices and is responsible?
This concept is poorly articulated and its meaning is vague. The
relationships between the person (clearly: conscious, choosing and
responsible) and community, society... species are by no means clear.
"Santipala (No clear yes or no answer)