Our techno,ogy has far outpaced our civility.
I believe man is "fallen" and that very nature can barely be contained let alone completely changed. History shows this clearly.
There's civility and then there's the pretense of civility. The pretense is kind of handy ... you get to claim the moral high ground without actually having a clue.
My response was to Accountable's original post which I must have missed somewhere along the way and I probably should have read this entire thread before responding several pages later!
As for halfway's post, I think he's just making a generalization about how advances in science & technology have moved along faster than morality & ethics in human nature. Nuclear weapons v/s the inherent knowledge of if and when to use them, modern medicine that can keep patients alive albeit as "vegetables" and the resultant quandaries of quality of life, etc.
He sees man as "fallen" and I don't really agree with that part. Limited and repetitive, yes but not necessarily fallen.
I just made a post in response to AB's and now hers is gone ... am I hallucinating imaginary posts again or did I wander in this thread just talking to myself?
I just pm'd you w/explanation! Criss-Cross!
"Beauty is Nature's Way of Acting at a Distance" Denis Dutton