There's nothing stupider than a crowd. Take an average, intelligent person and put him in an emergency and he'll likely remain calm and await instructions. Put him in a crowd and he'll start screaming, looting and overturning cars. Right? Well ... n...
Suprisingly, Stanley Kubrick was probably closest when he imagined the nuclear era as a game of poker between cocky, absent-minded lunatics. Only he probably didn't go far enough.
Some of the asskickings unleashed by ancient empires were so mind-boggling, the Earth still hasn't recovered.
Sure, "Lincoln" may dominate the awards, but who will remember Abraham Lincoln 5 years from now?
D&D, the game that lets you save the maiden, slay a dragon and become a hero; all without leaving your kitchen table.
Nature has seen fit to kill most of history's monsters with evolution and extinction events, so we are in the clear, right? Right??