Saturday, March 15, 2014

Against stupidity

Today I spent all day doing good, meaningful work on green chemistry.  It's one of the few days where you feel you've unmistakably made a difference.  Then I made the mistake of reading three internet articles on the subjects in my work and leaving them feeling as if I'd accomplished nothing against the tide of ignorance upon display.

This is one of those moments where I'm not sure if our society is strong enough to survive beyond my lifetime, or indeed before the end of it.

Against stupidity, the Gods themselves struggle in vain?