I was having an 'inspired' conversation with a friend of mine last night about all the problems facing our planet right now, and I was curious if the human race has ever felt this close to realizing our own extinction. Now I realize I am making a huge generalization, but I am pretty sure most people have heard at least once, for one reason or another, that our planet is in great turmoil, and how at no other time has it been this bad. So I am curious to know what other people think of this. If you agree, then what effect do you think this is having on us as a species? If you do not agree, then I welcome your positive thoughts. All comments are welcome.