I just have to argue about this whole man-made global bio-disaster generally. And my point is merely that we are far to young scientifically and mentally to make a true judgement. If the earth is really billions of years old, and we as modern-type humans a quarter million, and as globally sentient beings a mere century or two (I’m referring more to the evolution of the scientific method than politically or culturally or technically, and still widely varied as to its spread) then how can we make judgments about time with only a century of experience? It seems to me that were really far too impressed with our modern age and gadgets, the nifty numbers and getting all worked up over an imperfection in the gloss that from even a thousand years away is imperceptible. Its not like we’re not gonna be able to deal with almost anything that could happen. Have a little faith in yourself, or at least your ever-evolving DNA to keep man safe, and let’s live and prosperous.
In Cold Blood was first published as a four-part serial in The New Yorker , beginning with the September 25, 1965 issue. The piece was an immediate sensation, particularly in Kansas, where the usual number of New Yorker copies sold out immediately. In Cold Blood was first published in book form by Random House in January 1966.  The book, however, was copyrighted in 1965, and this date appears on the title page of most printings of the book and even in some library indices as the original publication date. The Library of Congress lists 1966 as the publication date and 1965 as the copyright date.