Honors College

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Honors Thesis

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Set in a time when the world’s population has surpassed a sustainable level, the biggest threat to humanity is itself. Manmade climate change is poised to render Earth irreparably inhospitable. One of the first successful products of human genetic engineering, Cain, is directing his immense intellect toward solving the problem. Cain sees only one true solution: cleanse the planet of mankind. Cain and his followers, known as Darwin’s Disciples, seek to recruit the top ten percent of the population based on genetic makeup. The unfit, the unworthy, and the underwhelming are targets to be eliminated. A small faction, the Bastion, has risen to challenge him. These champions of the people need every stroke of luck they can get if they are to succeed in stopping the coming darkness. This is the story of the culling of the human race and the desperate struggle that ensued.

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