I didn't really know where to post this but i thought it could be a sociological discussion so... I was reading through some of the threads in the general astronomy and cosmology section and there was something in a thread on the likelihood of extra terrestrial existence, something about it being unlikely to find intelligent life in our galaxy as if intelligent life had existed it would inevitably destroyed itself. Destroying ourselves is something i always thought would be inevitable for our species and when realising other people agree with me i started thinking: "what if these people had the power in the world". Some of the mentors from this website post some profoundly intelligent ideas and i just wonder whether if your Einsteins and your Feynmans had power rather than your Bushs and your Blairs the world would be a better place. If we'd survive longer as a species and have a better existence in general.