or more than thirty years Iíve labored to try and understand how to moderate the
"dynamics" responsible for the many critical issues that
currently threaten human survival. Success here is crucial, for without
this insight we are not equipped to safely move into the 21st
I say this because, during the last century
alone the number of dead
from politically contrived situations including war, genocide, tyranny and
their aftermath -- numbers upwards of 250,000,000 people. And, prior to the
twentieth century the slaughter was similarly horrific.
think that over the last 6000 years of recorded history mankind would have figured out a way
to stop this senseless carnage. But, obviously he hasn't, since it continues unabated. Even
as you read this, war wages on several continents threatening to draw mankind into
an exchange of weapons of mass destruction that will cause the prior suffering
(at least in numbers) to pale in comparison.
to this liability there are an endless number of other
life threatening problems
that already eclipse our problem solving capability. Equally
alarming, they continue to grow in both complexity and threat.
As such, they are just further unwanted antagonists to an already
Regardless of which side of what issue you
find yourself on, one fact remains totally clear. Without the guidance that 'certainty' is able to provide, a
universally compelling resolution to existing contest is not self-evident.
History confirms this. With its guidance however, we might just
stand a chance of surviving ourselves. And, this is why the
discovery of 'certainty' is so important.