Just a quick thought.
I had a friend today say that he thought the human race was perfectable. To a point that is true -- I will be perfect one day - perfect in Christ. I will be perfect because of the Gospel. But not via social growth or development.
It's sad that people really think that eventually evil will just go away - that things are done simply because of bad environment or what have you. It's just an undercutting of law and personal accountability -- yet it is a prevelent view today. Is it any wonder that the Gospel is disdained... we think we'll obtain perfection through Chemistry, Social Justice, and plastic surgery. Why would anyone who thinks this way seek perfection and redemption in Christ Jesus?