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"If that is so, it remains for us to live as though it were not so."  Or more to the point, to do what we can to create a better future, whatever the chances of success.

I comment cos I care, passionately, about the possibility of better futures. That they tend to despairing is my somewhat cynical and dystopian view of our leader class, who tend to do nothing other than suit their short-term ego and electoral needs.

You may be right that I paint scientists too white, but as a class they tend to be more evidence based in their musings than politicians, who prefer rhetoric to truth. Politicians base their careers on building tomorrow as a "better" yesterday. The idea that the conditions that made yesterday possible may cease to be true is outside of their mindset.


keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon May 21st, 2007 at 09:15:23 AM EST
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Thanks for your thoughts and your passion.  I agree just about completely with what you write in your reply.  

"The end of all intelligent analysis is to clear the way for synthesis." H.G. Wells "It's not dark yet, but it's getting there." Bob Dylan
by Captain Future (captainfuture is at sbcglobal dot net) on Mon May 21st, 2007 at 06:13:59 PM EST
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