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Thank you Lupin. A fine analogy, applicable for the early twentieth century in many areas: paleo-anthropology (Piltdown Man), engineering and perhaps even physics until quantum and nuclear physics came a-knockin.

In this frame, Jerome is alluding to the approach of a new Titanic to shake humanity out of the new gospel.

by Nomad on Tue Jun 19th, 2007 at 11:25:25 AM EST
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With no disrespect towards Jerôme, even he will tell you I've been the Cassandra forecasting the decline/collapse of the American Empire on Billmon's & elsewhere since 2003.

I'm hardly alone in this, of course.

And Phil Dick predicted it long before any of us. Bob Heinlein too, actually.

I once wrote here, quite early on, that the first real challenge of the 21st century will be for the world to cope with the collapse of the US of A.

Despite the above, I'm actually quite optimistic, given the people and resources of America; but it'll take a decade or so to transform/adapt.

by Lupin on Tue Jun 19th, 2007 at 01:01:58 PM EST
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