||There have been doomsday prophets throughout history, but life somehow goes on . . . .
||You're too nonchalant. The weapons being developed now and probability vectors
suggest that future deadly conflicts are all too likely.
||Perhaps so, but what good are prophecies of gloom?
||We must balance skepticism with optimism. It's necessary to have both skeptics and optimists.
Pessimists remind us of what to avoid and optimists what to aspire towards.
||Hmm. Isn't balance hard to sustain on almost any level?