Merle Sneed said...
Questions always seem smarter when we agree with them.
There is a lot of agreement in the herd. I watched a program some time ago where an Elephant herd divided. It had everything to do with picking one leader over another except by unusual circumstances and excepting Elephants. Elephants don't divide. If a herd becomes too large a few of the older sisters will break off. This herd was desperate for water. Some weaker and some of the young were dying, as all the while the rest kept moving. They stopped, not for very long but when they resumed, one group went in a direction and the other group in another direction. If they were certain of water in any direction, wouldn't they have stayed together? Dissension? Anarchy? Mutiny? The water is this way.....No I don't think so, we should go this way. OR did they know that there was possibly water in two places? If we all go here and our water source is dry we will all die. If the other way and no water? We will divide.
Absolutely amazing, I cried buckets. Yeah, I'm a great Hallmark/Kleenex target.
I do not believe humanity could save itself. When all was said and done, all the while dying, the survivors would simple say, "I told you so".
I believe it is morally imperative we become smarter, not just agreeable.
I beg to borrow Mr. Sneed's disclaimer which is something of.... sometimes I have no idea what I'm talking about.. but everything about the elephants is true because I saw it on TV.