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Are humans living up to their potential? Are we evolving at a normal pace or is something hindering our progress?

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Are humans living up to their potential? You were pretty evenly split with most of you adamant when you answered yes or no.

I believe if we cannot do much better it may be time for Noah again if you catch my drift.

Are we evolving at a normal pace or is something hindering our progress?
This is really a two part question: Are we evolving at a normal pace? The majority says we are but lots of you wanted me to define evolving & normal

Is something hindering our progress? In order of magnitude here are the adjectives you used to describe either man or his problems: poor nutrition, selfishness, greed, violent, lazy, religious, unsustainable, fear, habit, population, intolerant, rapaciousness, waste, corrupt, pollution, insanity, stupid, predator, parasitic....... WOW!

Personally I have been asking this question for 47 years and one year ago I got an answer that made sense to me- lack of nutrition. I still believe if we got the proper nutrition throughout our whole lifetime we would be healthy enough to avoid almost all of the above problems and the problems we still encountered would be much easier to solve.

I want to thank all of you for sharing & participating as each and everyone of you contributed in some way. I have learned from each of you and I hope you feel the same way and please remember.
"Kindness is the best Currency"- Keith W Henline Aloha

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Is something hindering our progress? In order of magnitude here are the adjectives you used to describe either man or his problems: poor nutrition, selfishness, greed, violent, lazy, religious, unsustainable, fear, habit, population, intolerant, rapaciousness, waste, corrupt, pollution, insanity, stupid, predator, parasitic....... WOW!

I still believe the underlying problem is nutrition! All those other negative adjectives about humans I believe would all be less severe or go away completely if we were getting the proper food which would lead use to better health, which would lead us to a better attitude towards each other and life in general.

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  • Oct 7 2013: "there" potential !?..
    • Oct 7 2013: As you can see English was not my first language and has never been my favorite. You may want to take this up with TED, I am guessing they did not spend much on their spell checker. By the way the new Internet explorer has a very nice feature which allows you to highlight any word and with a simple click find out not only it's definition but lot's of other wiki info on the word. Like Wikipedia for "every" word.

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