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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:46 AM

23. We didn't used to read as a species.

That ability comes and goes a lot down the line.

For all our advancements, we rely on the genius to improve our lives. Other people's inventions are copy and pasted to our lives so that we can use them. In the long run, we're pretty damn dumb. I can't build an iPhone, laptop, printer, TV, cars, GPS, e-readers. Or even stupid things like cardboard and pencils. We read other people's thoughts and knowledge and use them for our own thoughts, and then we proclaim ourselves clever for what we can understand about the world, which isn't all that much in the end because we don't live long enough to learn it all.

We're entrenched deep into our bad habits, and because of this, the world is being screwed over because most of us aren't smart enough to figure out ways to save it from being completely destroyed. Mucking around the ocean instead of destroying everything we touch so that our grandchildren will have a third eye in their face doesn't sound like such a bad idea.

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