is the 1973 sequel to the 1971 Dirty Harry film, starringClint Eastwood returning as maverick cop Harry Callahan. In that film hefights against a group of young cops that kill criminals without give them thechance for fair trail.Harry, although he despises the bureaucracy of the authorities, does notagree with the attitude of killing criminals, because he believes that "friend"or "enemy" dichotomy, which kills its "enemies" without a fair trail, is adirect path for a leaving hell on earth, as can be seen in most of thetotalitarian regimes.Anyone that supports the democratic system says: "
I disagree with you, but I'll do my best in order to give you the chance to air your view
".In my opinion we are in a crucial turning point of mankind's history, whichforces us to find the balance between our ethical and formal logical skills, inorder to survive the power of our current and future technologies. As wehave seen above, a "friend"\"enemy" (black\white) reasoning is not strongenough for that goal, especially if the enemies are of our own kind.SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) is a scientific project andone of its researchers, called Prof. Frank Drake, developed an equation in anattempt to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxywith which we might come into contact. Most of the parameters of thisequation are related to physical values, but there is one parameter, called
,which measures the length of time such civilizations release detectablesignals into space. There can be a lot of reasons of why
has a final value,but in our case the reason can be simply self-destruction of somecivilization, that did not do anything in order to develop the balance betweenits ethical and logical\technological abilities, after it achieved thetechnological power to destroy itself.In other words, we have to do our best in order to avoid the final value of
because of the reasons mentioned above.