For some reason a lot of people insist on thinking of evolution as a progressive and purposeful process - as though it is somehow going somewhere instead of being just the random sum of blind luck, sex and catastrophe. I doubt that any serious researcher falls into this Utopian nonsense, but the press are rolling in it with their treatmnent of this story. A somewhat narcissistic view of time.
Meanwhile the real hand of evolution falls on our victims, as one in four mammal species faces the final curtain
...and the growing certainty of the peaking of the age of cheap energy brings the usual mix of profiteering, pleading and plunder - whilst the nuclear debate goes on
PLEASE VISIT 350.org and excercise a little democratic pressure