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Saturday, September 18, 2010
Something that has always vexed me (and many others) is: how, as a human race, we can be so profoundly intelligent and so incredibly stupid at the same time? We can put a man on the moon but can't solve the problem of the homeless. We have amassed an enormous amount of medical know how, but there are still diseases we cannot conquer and to add insult to injury, we can't even cure the common cold. We talk about attaining world peace when we can't get our country's leaders to agree on solving domestic problems. We have numerous ways to communicate throughout the world, but find it difficult to talk to our family members. And lastly, to get right down to a personal level, our first and primary thought is "What can be done for me?" instead of "What can I do for someone?"
"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom." - Isaac Asimov
"It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity." Albert Einstein