Are you aware that a ship is sailed looking forward beyond the bow and not while taking a wizz off the poop deck?<quoted text>
Welllll... let's not forget about Greece and Rome and all those other "advanced civilizations" who are, obviously, no longer with us. As I understand it all the civilizations listed formerly have "perished." In fact, "perishing" is apparently part of the requirement for "advanced civilizations so don't be so quick to turn your nose up at perishing, please, Winston.
Just want some clarification from the motor-mouth. Please.