“We've arranged a global 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.” ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Do you know how your car works? Evolution? Communication systems like the Internet? Do you understand the science behind GMO crops to understand the risks? In a world of sound bites, reality TV, etc., are we falling behind in understanding the ramifications of our rapidly expanding science and technology? What are the issues raised by Carl Sagan? Come join the discussion.