Pursuit of Truthiness

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“It’s become apallingly clear that our Technology has surpassed our Humanity”

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Saw this as a bumper sticker on a car.

Two thoughts:

1) It implies that while the rest of humanity is having some trouble dealing with their newfound knowledge and power, the driver is doing just fine. If not, shouldn’t it say something like “It’s become appallingly clear that *my* technology has surpassed my humanity- watch out when I’m on the road with this beast-rendering speed machine!”

2) It implies that this is some sort of new phenomenon, when we fell from our idyllic past and invented machine guns and atomic bombs. I imagine that our technology surpassed our humanity sometime around the discovery of fire and sharp rocks; if, that is, we imagine that our humanity is kind and compassionate. If, instead, we think of our humanity as sinful, violent and often malicious- well, I’d say humanity is doing a wonderful job of keeping up with the times.

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Written by James Bailey

August 7, 2007 at 11:59 pm

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  1. This quote is something Einstein said. Didn’t know if you knew or not. I was looking for a source for the quote, some sort of citation and stumbled over your blog.

    okay

    December 1, 2009 at 2:58 am

    • The above 2 thoughts miss the meaning completely. The real meaning to the quote is that mankind is moving further away from the knowledge of God.

      craig johnson

      June 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      • When was the last time anyone can remember the majority of human kind having any understanding of “the knowledge of God”?!?!

        “If, instead, we think of our humanity as sinful, violent and often malicious- well, I’d say humanity is doing a wonderful job of keeping up with the times.” Unfortnately, our humanity has always been, a sign of the time!

        JC

        July 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm


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