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Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

ivonprefontaine:

One aspect of Dr. King’s writing that is often overlooked was his concern for the pace of scientific and technological advances. It takes caring and compassionate people, and I think most scientists are just that, to guide the world in humane ways. This does not mean living outside our relationships with the world, but to live in them, encountering them in vulnerable and unexpected ways.

Originally posted on A Small Act Of Kindness Can Bring Smile On Million Faces:

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About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

6 responses »

  1. I heard this quote long ago but had forgotten. I can only imagine what King would think today.

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  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    Ouch! I think King saw far into the future.

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  3. So true. Our technology has surpassed our humanity in so many instances…

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