Tag Archives: HyperModernity

“Science….cannot make human life more reasonable….” // John Grey

By | 1st August 2017

“In science, progress is a fact, in ethics and politics it is a superstition. The accelerating advance of scientific knowledge fuels technical innovation, producing an incessant stream of new inventions; it lie behind the enormous increase in human numbers over the past few hundred years. Post-modern thinkers may question scientific progress, but it is undoubtedly… Read More »

“….cleverness has increased, wisdom has decreased….” // Bertrand Russell

By | 7th July 2017

“In the modern world there is hardly any leisure, not because men work harder than they did, but because their pleasures have become as strenuous as their work. The result of that, while cleverness has increased, wisdom has decreased because no one has time for the slow thoughts out of which wisdom, drop by drop,… Read More »