4. Expresses its heartfelt values
through a self-fulfilling apocalyptic story of self-annihilation.
The dark side of Scientific/Scientism
curiosity and skepticism, is, once again, dreadful fear.
But fearful of what?
Q: What power
is so numinous and awesome
that it could only be eradicated by
A: Human intimacy.
The energy Earthfolk
Earthfolk reason backwards as they look
at the apocalyptic icons of the Mushroom Cloud and Starship Earth and
ask, “What type of thinking and
feeling produced these icons?”
When its history is examined and evaluated, what
science has produced is arguably negligible
in terms of human value. Its boasting about
“progress” is more than a bit of
self-serving, navel-gazing, self-congratulation.
After all, in a tweaking of the phrase, scientists have no objective
standards to judge this alleged progress other than the ones that scientists,
To sojourning alien eyes, the creation
and exploding of the atomic bomb
casts doubt over any positive assessment as to the
value and usefulness of the historically brief
Nuclear bombs and weaponry are a difference
in kind, not just in degree. Every other scientific discovery
pales in comparison. The nuclear bomb so ominously
overshadows every other scientific achievement that all are devalued
in comparison—re-ranked as trivial events.