Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Andrew Enstice, Janeen Webb, Domna Pastourmatzi, Russell Blackford (Bill Clinton?), Jenny Blackford, in Thessaloniki, Greece

PHOTO CAPTION: from right to left: Andrew Enstice, Janeen Webb, Domna Pastourmatzi, Russell Blackford, Jenny Blackford, in Thessaloniki, Greece, October 2001

BUT HEY, doesn't that man sitting next to Jenny Blackford look like the spitting image of Bill Clinton? Look again. Look closely. It's uncanny!

Note: Russell Blackford is an Australian writer, philosopher, and literary critic, based in Melbourne, Victoria. And he recently appeared as a guest on Seth Shostek's SETI radio program. LINK.

Humans have not gone unnoticed on this planet. We’ve left our mark with technology, agriculture, architecture, and a growing carbon footprint. But where is this trajectory headed?

In the first of a two-part series: what will be lost and what will still be around 100 years from now? James Lovelock says a hotter planet will prompt mass migrations. And Cary Fowler urges us to save our seeds – the health of future farms may depend on it.

Plus, from antibiotics to sewage systems: why human ingenuity ultimately saves the day.

And, sure, humans will be around in a century, but – with bionic limbs and silicon neurons – would we recognize them?

James Lovelock – Independent scientist and author of The Vanishing Face of Gaia
Cary Fowler – Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust
Russell Blackford – Philosopher, writer, and editor-in-chief of the “Journal of Evolution and Technology.”

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