Heavens on Earth - a scientific utopia?

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John McKenna
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Heavens on Earth - a scientific utopia?

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:06 pm

This recent article seems to me to be relevant to a number of topics on the forum -

http://www.michaelshermer.com/2014/02/heavens-on-earth/

All comments welcome...

But, before David Robertson accuses me of "uncritical googling" - I did not find it that way.
If he does comment let it be at least deconstructively - as we all know he can - not simply destructively.
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Re: Heavens on Earth - a scientific utopia?

Post by PeterTurland » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:26 pm

John McKenna wrote:This recent article seems to me to be relevant to a number of topics on the forum -

http://www.michaelshermer.com/2014/02/heavens-on-earth/

All commemts welcome...

But, before David Robertson accuses me of "uncritical googling" - I did not find it that way.
If he does comment let it be at least deconstructively - as we all know he can - not simply destructively.
All it takes John, is for people to realize that perfection is a direction, not a destination, so we can shut the cynics up and the folk who want to keep everything the same.

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Re: Heavens on Earth - a scientific utopia?

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:39 pm

Thanks, Peter, but I am not sure if even that sage advice will change our current direction - straight to the other place.
What the hell, heaven can wait while we enjoy our miserable earthly existence - such as it is...
There you see, I've gone all negative in anticipation of Dave's withering blast that is sure to come, sooner or later.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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