Saturday, July 16, 2005

Quote of the Day

An addition to the quote collection:

"The success of the environmental movement is driven by two powerful forces-- romanticism and science-- that are often in opposition. The romantics identify with natural systems; the scientists study natural systems. The romantics are moralistic, rebellious against the perceived dominant power, and combative against any who appear to stray from the true path. They hate to admit mistakes or change direction. The scientists are ethicalistic, rebellious against any perceived dominant paradigm, and combative against each other. For them, admitting mistakes is what science is."

--- Stewart Brand, Technology Review, May 5, 2005.

It's really the last six words that I like.


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