Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
The ability to do better than other lifeforms got us all of our engineered comforts in the first place, didn't it?
Hmmm, yes, but they are not necessarily sustainable in a biosphere of limited resource.
One wonders in the LONG term.....are we doing any better?
Dont get me wrong, I'm not a doomsday-er or anything, but if we look at every organism in the distant past - 3 billion years - it has had a shelf life (except bacteria).