Vol. 34, No. 4 (Winter 2009)
Globalization, Education, Religion and Terror
Herbert F. Mataré
The author, a distinguished senior scientist, reflects on the current state of mankind as seen from ninety years of experience. He notes how rapid, but unequal, technological progress has resulted in a human population explosion that has been acerbated by overly-rapid globalization. Overpopulation and increasing migration has led to conflicts between cultures, and where this is complicated by unequal levels of education and the persistence of antique religious beliefs, the result has been increased levels of hatred and global terrorism.