Human Knowledge is a good thing. When Did this Become Controversial?

August 25, 2012

Chris Mathews is sometimes tone deaf, and a bit full of himself, so I certainly don’t hang on his words, but this deserves repeating no matter who says it.

11 Responses to “Human Knowledge is a good thing. When Did this Become Controversial?”


  1. […] Chris Mathews is sometimes tone deaf, and a bit full of himself, so I certainly don’t hang on his words, but this deserves repeating no matter who says it.  […]

  2. uknowispeaksense Says:

    Is Mitt Romney human though?

  3. MorinMoss Says:

    I might be wrong about this but I think the big change started when Reagan was 1st elected.

    • greenman3610 Says:

      Nixons southern strategy, to appeal to southern racists, had its first big victory with reagan

      • rayduray Says:

        One of the key men who helped shape Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy was Kevin Phillips. Who later came to regret what he’d done. The latter-day Phillips is someone I’ve come to greatly admire. He is the author of several important books, most notably in terms of the Southern Strategy is his book, “American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush” http://tinyurl.com/9cobqwn It was of course George Bush who was the apotheosis of the insanity and cynicism of the Southern Strategy with his wicked and dastardly promotion of the anti-intellectualism that Tweety (aka Chris Matthews) is now objecting to. Sadly Tweety was less inclined to do so in the years that Bush was in office.

        Another fine Kevin Phillip’s book I learned a lot from was “American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century” http://tinyurl.com/8mkvuvr

        Both books are highly recommended. While I can’t say I recommend Tweety-Bird at all, because of his history of promiscuous vacillation and a propensity to have a nose that is tinted by its environmental nearness to too many politicians’ posteriors.

  4. guylacrosse Says:

    In general, I think human knowledge is a great thing. Sometimes I wished that greedy investors didn’t know about things like the gold and copper deposits in Bristol Bay Alaska. If the Pebble Mine gets built, it will likely devastate the local environment beyond repair for the foreseeable future. But then again, when human knowledge is applied for the greater good, it can stop things like that from happening helping preserve the environment.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/alaska-gold/

  5. Jean Mcmahon Says:

    Maybe the destruction of life on the planet by knowledgeable human is inevitable (How Biblical with that bite of the apple).Too bad we discovered agriculture..too bad we discovered the Industrial Revolution..Too bad we discovered Nukes and Burning fossil fuels..I think of this a lot..

    • MorinMoss Says:

      In and of themselves, those weren’t necessarily bad things. It saved lives and advanced the overall human condition.
      If we’d not started using oil, we would have wiped out the cetacean population.

      But our thinking is too short-term even as we’re living longer than ever.

      And we’ve forgotten the lessons learned by previous generations, about thrift, and true conservation.


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