Science: Million-Year Prophecy

It takes a hardy man to predict the future of the human race for the next million years. Such a man is Charles Galton Darwin, 65, grandson of the late great Charles Robert (The Origin of Species) Darwin, and former Master of Christ College, Cambridge. His just-published book, The Next Million Years (Doubleday; $2.75), is sugar-coated with flowing, donnish English, but it contains a bitter pill for people with faith in human progress. The ultimate future of the race, says Writer Darwin, will be much like its deplorable past.

Darwin is a theoretical physicist, but he invades sociological territory where many sociologists...

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