Science Without Wisdom

Today was a day of buckets under vomiting boys. As they improved we watched EDISON, THE MAN- an old black and white classic starring Spencer Tracy. It was a great follow up to Mickey Rooney's, YOUNG THOMAS EDISON. (Thank you KW!)

My husband and I were particularily interested with the final scene, a speech on science. As quoted from Wikpedia, "In his speech, he warns against science without wisdom, saying, “… are they going to discover too late that science was trusted too much, so that it has turned into a monster, whose final triumph is man’s own destruction.” The speech is eerily prophetic, as the atomic bomb was exploded only five years after the movie was made.

The rest of the speech refers to the confusion of the world today...."is man's God-given ingenuity running away with his equally God-given humanity?!" He ends, "Put these in balance, make it work in harmony as the Great Designer intended they should!"

Thomas Edison, kicked out of school and homeschooled, will the educational system ever produce another single individual like him?


Ebeth said...

Hope you and your hubby don't get the "cruds" Sorry you were carrying buckets today.

As far as the movie lines, boy do I wish they knew then what we know now....hmm would it be any different?


Kimberly said...

Praying for your dear sick children...bless you!

Anonymous said...

Hope you are all feeling better..

+JMJ+ said...

Thank you friends for your compassion and prayers. They are soooo appreciated.

Today it's the 3year olds turn , who is not so good at making the bucket. Prayers needed that my ketotic hypoglycemic son doesn't get it. (It would be a hospitalization for him.)

Stay well!

Christina said...

Oh, Allison. So sorry to hear what you're all going through. Prayers for you all tonight to feel better soon. Love and prayers.

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

God bless and I pray the buckets are put away soon.

Your post on Edison was thought provoking too. I am working on a science curriculum for my younger ones that will show them true science.

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