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Comment: Re:As long as we are not our own worst enemies (Score 1) 398

by infiniti99 (#28578585) Attached to: Hawking Says Humans Have Entered a New Stage of Evolution

Ensuring the long-term survival of the species usually means some cost to the individual. I can understand why less evolved organisms appear to be working towards species survival: because they are just following their programming. However, humans are self-aware, and so as individuals we are not brainlessly forced into accepting this cost. We should simply do whatever suits us best as individuals. Our species may ultimately fail, but whose idea was it that it should go on forever?

All great discoveries are made by mistake. -- Young