This post over at WorldChanging got me thinking.

For those who liken the human species to a virus, feeling the planet would be better off without us …

For those who poo-poo technology …

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Pop quiz: What do you do when an asteroid is hurtling toward the Earth and the impact will likely cause mass extinction?

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Maybe send some pesky humans into space to knock the rock off its course? By employing some fancy technology?

But wait … are extinction-level events “natural”? Cause if so I assume we humans should not prevent them.

Maybe I’m just a confused “libertarian.” Take the poll and tell me what to think.

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