Saturday, December 17, 2011

worthy crop

Excerpt from the book The Roving Mind by Isaac Asimov

If, then, we tried to develop a society that made sure that pregnant mothers were well cared for and babies well nourished everywhere, if psychological and social surroundings were healthy everywhere, if we developed a system of education that encouraged intelligence everywhere and if we made no artificial distinctions of appearance, language, or ways of life - if, in short, we developed a sane and just society - we would find ourselves harvesting highly intelligent children all over the world, and it would be a crop worth more to the human species than anything else conceivable. 

Well, sigh. If we....


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