______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: Doomsday, maybe...
Author: "Paul Arveson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> at Internet-Mail
Date: 7/1/96 10:56 AM
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
Code 724, NSWC, Bethesda, MD 20084
(301) 227-3831 (W) (301) 227-1914 (FAX) (301) 816-9459 (H)