jeez modre, go get laid or something.
But I beg to differ on a couple points you expressed. First,"electricity" has been around since before man crawled out of the primordial ooze. And second,if it weren`t for the tenacity of "real men" in search of the origin,capture,containment and subsequent production by artificial means of that elusive element of life,the world would probably be dominated now,by rats and roaches.
point is well taken...however (to be fair) primordial electricity was a phenomenum of fear and superstition as wrath/power of God stuff...eons upon eons before being approached with nerves of steel men of science...and exploited by savy businessmen... all well and good...and the roaches and rats were on the menu before refrigerated railcars...so I must disagree with your scenerio.
my point was after man losses his ability to make fire because the empty Bic replaced the flint, historic survival in the natural creation...as created...has been replaced by the illusion of the thin wire thru the wall...the rats and roaches may indeed have their day...feasting on surprised looks of inability...but not because we're over the top smart...but because we lazied ourselves into a false reliance.
we can argue this this forever, but when the electric fails, you fire up the generator...until the gas runs out, or the machine breaks...at that point we're either cavemen with unusual abilities at best, roach food at worst, or cannibals in the middle.
at that point I don't see the wisdom or value in the argument to begin with. Natural selection relentlessly advances one more step...and it would be a shame after all that evolution that put us here to be stymied by a wire knocked down by a fallen tree...or the wind.
consider the 3 QUALIFIED climbers on Mt. Hood. left the note, packed "right" and underestimated the challange.
it's not out of the question at all to "think" ourselves into a corner/dead end.
we'll sing folksongs of heroism. erect memorials...and the reality is those guys were thinking
"O SH*T!!! wished I hadn't done that"
reality may not mimic what we choose to believe.
Natural selection relentlessly advances one more step...