Love your conclusion..."How can we ensure that the next generation inherits a more peaceful, prosperous Earth? Telescopes and science kits, rather than toy guns and violent video games, can help instill a sense of wonder about the universe. And the share of our national resources devoted to science, health, and the environment should reflect a commitment to preserving and healing our planet. In the multibillion-year timeline of the universe, we are all children, and we need to share the valuable possessions of our tiny enclave in the best spirit of cooperation."
I found this article so heartwarming, Paul, and agree with String's comment. "Our planet is like a garden of rare orchids that we must treasure for its delicacy and beauty." It's vital that we remember this!
Many thanks for your kind comments!