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12/21/2016

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Dave Cohen

I stand by everything I said. It is a characteristic behavior of the human species to indulge in the kind of hopeful fantasies you offer up. But acknowledging the true gravity of the situation here in the Anthropocene wouldn't be very good for book sales, would it?

I apologize for calling you a "douchebag." That was definitely snarky. But I have seen so much wishful thinking from so many human beings over the years that I have nothing but contempt for it.

To begin your education, try really hard to take a realistic view of the sum total of human behavior on this planet, taking into account the ongoing sixth extinction, very rapid climate change, the wholesale destruction of marine ecosystems and so on. Consider seriously the possibility that you are delusional.

That would be the beginning of wisdom.

-- Dave

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