"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
MachiavelliThe fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one... credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
A couple of years ago during our annual Christmas visit to Iowa, I showed my then honorary, now legal grandson the great NASA composite photo of Saturn with the little blue speck that is the Earth, and read him Sagan's "The Pale Blue Dot." I like to think that helped ignite the fire he now has in his belly to become a scientist. He doesn't know which field yet; he just started high school. I'm hoping to be his mentor.
Post a Comment