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 http://www.capjacks.com/bible/index.html
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. "