Skip to comments.Retreat to the Past
Posted on 08/28/2012 4:10:10 AM PDT by radioone
The deaths of Steve Jobs and Neil Armstrong could signal the end of a remarkable era of scientific and engineering achievement that started about 200 years ago when James Watt and Robert Stephenson managed to harness coal-fired steam power to drive engines and locomotives. This was followed by magic like electricity, diesel engines, nuclear power, the Model T, Colombia and the iPad.
During that era of innovation, we progressed from horse and buggy to supersonic flight; from semaphore to smart phone; from wood stoves to nuclear power; from the abacus to the PC; from flickering candles to brilliant light at the flick of a switch; and from wind-jammers sailing to the New World to rocket-ships landing on the Moon.
That era brought prosperity, longevity and a richer life to millions of people while creating the surpluses that allowed them to take better care of their environment. It also gave the free world the ability and tools to defend itself from aggressive dictators in two World Wars and the Cold War.
We are now living in the after-glow of that era, relying on past achievements and investments while Green doom-mongers are allowed to scare our children and reject our heritage.
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I would agree with the article EXCEPT the Steve Jobs bit. His “inventions”, or toys, has helped create the most introverted, self indulgent society on earth. He spent tons of money supporting the socialist agenda. I never liked the guy and never owned any apple stuff. He should never be included in the company with the likes Neil Armstrong.
Yeah and they should get rid of Samual F B Morse because he was virulently anti-Catholic. And Edison screwed Nikola Tesla.
We take the things these people did without undue regard for their personalities. If I could only benefit from the work of saints I would be pretty poor.