Sunday, February 05, 2017
I will leave you today with these prophetic words from the great Carl Sagan.
“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and whats true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.”
Okay, that's just spooky.
This is why we need more scientists in politics.
They can recognize patterns and predict outcomes that most of us will never see coming.