Albert Einstein vs. Sarah Palin

Physicist Lawrence Krauss, as a prelude to a recent essay that he wrote for New Humanist, paired an Albert Einstein observation with a tweet from Sarah Palin, and I thought the effect was striking. Here are the quotes:

“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything, save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe” – Albert Einstein, 1946.

“Arrogant&naive2say man overpowers nature” – Sarah Palin, 2009, tweeting about the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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