“Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.” — Galileo Galilei
T H E D I S H A R M O N Y O F I G N O R A N C E
Galileo Galilei was an Italian polymath: astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician. He played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century.
Donald J. Trump is the 45th president of the United States: a billionaire, bully , egotist, tycoon who with a simple signature on a piece of White House foolscap has disavowed scientific evidence and caused the world to slip back into the dark ages where the world is once again flat and a company’s profit sheet healthy and viable.
Of course his own planetary provincial ignorance has signed the death warrant for the place we all call home.
What was the purpose of the race for space if ignorant men of wealth and their greedy cohorts shun scientific proofs of the planet’s imminent demise and destruction ?
If someone out there in space has the ability to respond to our messages of friendship and one day visit the planet will they only discover a charred lump of coal floating aimlessly in space on which towers dedicated to wealth and exploitation dot the landscape.
The time has come to treat the planet as an innocent ward of the universe and a special independent friend of the court of appeal ( amicus curiae) be appointed to ensure that its best interests are not exploited.
Who speaks for the planet: theoretically we all should voice our protests and concerns. — gc