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Daemon
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Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
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Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:14:26 AM
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Daemon wrote:
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)


This quotation comes from Wells' last book, "Mind at the End of Its Tether, 1945, a discussion of the fate of human existence.
And he "ain't never seen nothing" as yet in 1945! He died next year.
Bully_rus
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 4:25:54 AM
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Some adapt better than others and that's making all the difference while making a living.
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:45:40 AM
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So true!

Newspapers are desperately looking for a way to survive the loss of advertising to the Internet.

Young people are simply not reading PRINT newspapers.

When we elderly people are gone, so will print newspapers be gone.

Newspapers have fired thousands of journalists, have shrunk the size of the papers, and now charge from $1.50 and up for a single copy at a newsstand. Anything to survive!

Of course, some people are secretly chortling that newspapers are finally getting their comeuppance. No one can deny that throughout the years, newspapers have unjustly destroyed the reputations of many people and even driven some to suicide.
dusty
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I gladly pay $3-5 a day (I sometimes pay more than that for parking) for a paper that does get with the times.

But "natural" is possibly the biggest misconception the world has ever know; as it is currently perceived by the masses.

The average person does not comprehend the successive progression that as it appears, few will live to see and enjoy the fruits of the end and it's true means.

All humans live their life in a race, and the successive progression races and it cannot be stopped once you are in it. And all the other animals can stop, the soul of a human being cannot, to be human is to enter the race

You'd all be wise tom understand that what is natural for the animal is not the nature of the race, and for US it is almost done

every soul that is housed in Human cannot avoid the finish, and each and every one of US is in the process of becoming Ourselves or destroying Ourself

and I promise you all that if you are not practiced in your ability to be honest, then it will be too late, the end; the space into which we all are forced once we enter the race, and I don't blame you if you don't believe me, but the only way to not destroy yourself, is to be able to be honest, be practiced at it, because you will need to be successful at the practice of it before you turn the last corner.

And I don't mean apocalypse wars or violence, I simple mean not being able to handle this life if you cannot be honest. Familiar love is more powerful and pleasant than anyone could ever dream, so much so, that failure to be practiced at honesty, will surely, truly, completely destroy yourself

and either that(destruction) or living, and both relatively permanent is unavoidable
Hope2
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Daemon wrote:
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)


Maybe he foresaw the human tendency to stick one's head in the sand instead of trying to solve the problem. This is never more evident than in our refusal to do anything about climate change. I don't know the background of the quote except what Verbatim posted, but the climate change issue was my first thought when I read the quote. We all fiddle while Rome burns. Maybe when we get fed up with all the bad weather and pollution we will stop talking and worrying about money and do something that is proficient before we are past the point of no return. We are almost there now.
curmudgeonine
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Daemon wrote:
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)


In "Mind at the End of Its Tether" the Utopian writer and man, H.G.Wells, who had coined the optimistic phrase "the war to end all wars" was despairing of man
and his intellectual impotence. But not without a hint of the possibility of a qualitative leap, since Wells' propensity for science fiction was well and alive
even as he may have contemplated his own death at the time.

Premature or prescient, the pronouncements hold true as far as wars go (they did not end), the (self?)-righteousness of capitalism or socialism
for the benefit of all (both ended during recent times), and mankind's intellectual decline which, if continued, has but one end in sight: the crash.

Hope2 has rightly pointed out climate change for one of our current instances of dead-ended intellectual impotence.
There are many others, old as H.G.Wells would be had he lived to see their perennial nature triumph over human reason, and some new ones
to boot. That's precisely because we found a way around not to adapt, nor evolve, rather to compensate for our destructive ways. But the patch work will only make do so far.

The time for some real adapting and evolving is here.

seemo74
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:38:32 PM

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Adaptation is always necessary .
William39
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 7:22:10 PM

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There is alterations in the nature's inexorable imperative, because everything somehow is alterable!!!

-- nature's inexorable imperative , what???
Dark xirone
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i don't get it
jcbarros
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:05:10 PM

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Then you´ll perish.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:11:51 PM

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Daemon wrote:
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)


Let's think this one all the way through.

NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE!

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