could not help but improve our situation


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Does "could not help but improve our situation" mean "could surely help improve our situation"?

Thanks in advance

Clearly, there is nothing optimal—or even necessarily viable—about our present form of subjectivity. Almost every problem we have can be ascribed to the fact that human beings are utterly beguiled by their feelings of separateness. It would seem that a spirituality that undermined such dualism, through the mere contemplation of consciousness, could not help but improve our situation.

-Sam Harris' The End of Faith
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