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Sat, 15 Jan 2011

The American Civil War

Man has mounted science, and is now run away with. I firmly believe that before many centuries more, science will be the master of men. The engines he will have invented will be beyond his strength to control. Someday science may have the existence of mankind in its power, and the human race commit suicide, by blowing up the world. Not only shall we be able to cruise in space, but I'll be hanged if I see any reason why some future generation shouldn't walk off like a beetle with the world on its back, or give it another rotary motion so that every zone should receive in turn its due portion of heat and light.
Henry Brooks Adams
Letter to Charles Francis Adams Jr., London, 11 April 1862.

posted on: 15/01/2011 at 16:38 in category: [/magick] with permanent link

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