[extropy-chat] Einstein ... and All the Rest?

Olga Bourlin fauxever at sprynet.com
Sun Jan 1 17:38:01 UTC 2006

"One reason may be that science as a whole has lost its moral sheen. We are 
more aware than ever of the downside of scientific advances, whether nuclear 
power or genetic recombination; moreover, as science has become increasingly 
institutionalized, it has come to be perceived as just another guild 
pursuing its own selfish interests alongside truth and the common good. But 
the other reason is that Einstein possessed a moral quality - described by 
Robert Oppenheimer, the dark angel of nuclear physics, as "a wonderful 
purity at once childlike and profoundly stubborn" - that set him apart even 
in his own time."


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