Most philosophers know that Civilization will hit a point of decay.  Different philosophers, different reasons.  Brooks Adams in his The Law of Civilization and Decay, published in 1896 said that Americas assumed that progress was a linear thing that always led to better.  He pointed out that all previous civilizations had risen and fallen.  He blames the fall on the increasing centralization of power.  This means a drift away from the individual.  This drift away from the power of the individual means a decline in the power for the creative individual to have an impact on society/civilization.

The Fundamental Bible of Evolution address the individual as an evolved creature.  Not just an evolved social or civilized creature but an evolved individual.

The Bible is located at

Jack Bowman 2005

Desmond Morris Quote

"This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones. "