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Sagan said, in 1995…

September 25, 2005

Offered without comment, a paragraph from Carl Sagan’s 1995 book The Demon Haunted World

“We’ve arranged a global civilization in whch most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.  We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology.  This is a prescription for disaster.  We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces…”

Now it’s ten years later.  All too familiar…

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  1. September 25, 2005 at 15:34 | #1

    Yes. And even worse to me is that we have created a society in the USA in which less than half of the college grads know anything about the history of our country, very little about basic economics, and have a hard time even spelling government let alone know the first damn thing about how our government operates or anything about the constitution.

    Then we are graduating 18 year olds from high school without the ability to even fill out a job application let along locate Chicago on a map. Some think that it is a state and others only know about it because of a professional sports team they like.

    But, my dad allowed the country was going to hell in a hand basket some 40 years ago. An entrenched civil service will keep the country going for my lifetime-but that ain’t all that many years left.

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