The Risks of Freedom

Charles Hartshorne:

Before humanity there were far fewer terrible risks for life on this planet. It is the price of our escape from the relative tyranny of instinct that we are uniquely exposed to the perils of being able to fall into drastic conflict with our fellows and with the nonhuman animal life around us. And every new achievement of science and technology magnifies both the opportunities and the dangers of our situation.

Creativity in American Philosophy, p. 117