I kind of think that’s the central point that Bertrand Russell is making we mistakes and perhaps save humanity from the triumph of stupidity?. -Bertrand Russell. “The Triumph of Stupidity” () in Mortals and Others: Bertrand Russell’s American Essays, (Routledge. DMCA. The Triumph of Stupidity by Palmas Gran Canaria, Aplicaciones Numéricas En Ingeniería, Enrique Fernández Perdomo, To Sila, Bertrand Russell V.

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Heres a good article on the costs: How many of those movie stars who threatened to move to Canada have left?

And did the protesters break any law? We’ve been using these tools to solve our differences for as long as there have been humans.

And in fact there is a large group of people mainly the nerds, as it happens who are working daily towards exactly that? On the one hand, I would like to see the US transition to being a regional power, not a global one.

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Synaesthesia on Nov 27, Thereafter black americans since the s. This used to give me a dangerously false sense of optimism – that the modern society is a stable scientific one, where good intelligent people are in charge, and that the state of affairs are always improving. SolaceQuantum on Nov 27, I would argue it was only through ‘bullshit relativistic cultural arguments’ that equality for women and freedom of speech are even considered basic values to begin with. But we still have to do it not because we are ‘Intelligent’ but because we have courage.


Our world looks superficialy like a continuation of the Renaissance, but it is not. I think that the idea that humanity is always marching forward to better days is something implicit among people who live in peaceful affluent societies.

And also civilized society is just as much about daily life and consumption of information and perceived oppression or unfairness as it is pure work. I would argue it was only through ‘bullshit relativistic cultural arguments’ that equality for women and freedom of speech are even considered basic values to begin with.

Or, as is more likely, do you have nothing to say, except the hints and prognostications?

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Republicans, led by Republican-in-Chief Vladimir Putin, chide the Democrats to accept their loss and get over their disappointment. Wonder what Russell would say about the America of today, with the oligarchy entrenching itself to replace a democracy, a wide-scale militarization of the police, a pogrom against Muslims in some southern states, the wholesale imprisonment of African Americans, and the popularity of near-fascist leaders like Donald Trump.

Ignoring all the politicians, businessmen and artists trivializes civilizations development quite a bit. Alright, I give up the title.

russelll Also, what’s this about cycles? Essential complexity is not bad; accidental complexity is. Many will argue the Roman Empire just shifted to the East where it continued to have an impressive, long-lived empire. Also, nerds historically belonged to the out-group.


I’d much rather their debates happened rather than live under Greek, Roman or Chinese systems. Contrary to the top post here right now, this is the same thing happening in the US right now. You make massive assumptions and predictions as if they are truth.

Trump is bad news and will make a lot of money for himself out of the next couple of years. To be frank, women’s sufferage really was formulized in arguably, and then took until to actually happen.

It’s also about conviction versus cowardice. But it wasn’t till the 16th century that a German named Martin Luther bertfand that fascist regime a serious blow by nailing some thoughts to a Cathedral door.

Bertrand Russell: The Triumph of Stupidity

The history of the electoral college is well documented. The internet allows anything, including the lowest common denominator. For construction tools, medieval times came up with e. The solutions are complex but eventually we’ll have to start looking at China. Switzerland has a lot of agreements with the EU with respect to free movement of goods and people and mutual research.

Have there been some new developments that suddenly made it not so?