ignorance

"We do not try to convince him"

In our thinking we have rid ourselves of the question of guilt. We blame nobody, but we remove barriers to our rational freedom of movement. If a rock on the road blocks my car, I do not declare that the rock is guilty but I get it out of the way; I do not destroy or condemn or imprison it, but simply move it aside. If the rock is too heavy, I drive around it. If there is no road by which I can drive around it, I take the trouble to build a piece of road. This takes time and effort but it is unavoidable. Under no circumstances do we accuse the rock.

Orgonotic Functionalism

Energy crisis?

There isn 't any energy crisis. It's simply a crisis of ignorance.

Most men can't accept the simplest, most obvious truth if it would mean admitting that they were wrong

I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.

The dependency on science and technology...

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
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