A Cabbage In A Nutshell, episode six, was initially built as a ted talk, given by one gently pessimistic happy camper battery operator. The topic was man's progress and the state of the environment. Unfortunately, it was shelved or rescheduled or something due to technical difficulties with the speech balloon projector. Most, if not all, glitches, have been cleaned up in post-production. Below is an edited version that runs twelve panels instead of the full twenty-four available to subscribers. Later this month we'll be posting graphs and diagrams that accompanied the talk. This will not make sense in hindsight, but eventually.