Doomsday, maybe...

Paul Arveson (arveson@oasys.dt.navy.mil)
Mon, 1 Jul 96 10:43:12 EDT

Suppose you had the following scenario:

1. Scientific predictions of a global catastrophe, which might destroy a
large fraction of human life, as well as many plants and animals.
2. Biblical prophecies suggesting the possibility of a future catastrophe.
3. Some uncertainty as to when and under what conditions it may happen. A
controversy among many scientists as to whether it will occur at all.
4. Expensive but technically feasible ways to prevent the catastrophe.
Let's suppose it would take $100 billion to fully prevent it.

Under these conditions, what course would you advocate for the nation?

Paul Arveson, Research Physicist
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