I was (my bad) only considering the faith perspective in my post. If I had to state a position I do believe that this planet is finite and in need of responsible husbandry of every sort and degree. Scienticfic method is vital to that end in the most expedient and productive sense. Like religious text, scientific evidence can be used,perceived and presented to butress a variety of positions, we have seen this in congessional hearings. When it comes down to it, despite the evidence neuterally gathered by science, the implementation of any solutions will most likely (ultimately) be a matter of public opinion based on sentiment. Groups are already being swayed by their beliefs to endorse positions on global matters irrespective of scientific eveidence. The cat is out of the bag on this one. To the extent that more minds are brought into a sympathetic notion of the planet as a responsibility of the most profound sort, I am for it. And i am sure there is someone else out there equally invested in the opposite opinion.