At the risk of taking the blog to a far too spiritual place, we're going to link to this moving exchange regarding "science, peak oil, planetary death, Carl Jung, Shakespeare, synchronicity, and UFOs." It begins with a letter from an accomplished scientist who envisions a (Cormac) McCarthian future for his daughter--minus The Road's underlying themes of hope and survival. We're doomed, he thinks. Cary Tennis quite eloquently responds.