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October 29, 2006

I remember sitting on the porch and my father telling me that the end of mankind would be brought about by what made us masters of the world - our intelligence. He said some 'genius' would develop a magic pill that was supposed to cure all illnesses, but instead, would destroy us.

He reasoned this by considering that this happened in the past to the then leading creatures: the dinosaurs got too big; The saber-tooth tiger's teeth finally got in the way of eating; the Dodo bird got too big to fly.

I laughed then, but perhaps it's happening today.