“You must consider the whole part played by electricity in Nature, …to the effect that human beings cannot go on developing in the same way in an atmosphere permeated on all sides by electric currents and radiations. It has an influence on the whole development of man. This is quite true; man’s inner life will become different if these things are carried as far as is now intended. It makes a difference whether you simply supply a certain district with steam-engines or electrify the railway lines. Steam works more consciously, whereas electricity has an appallingly unconscious influence; people simply do not know where certain things are coming from. Without a doubt there is a trend of evolution in the following direction. Consider how electricity is now being used above the earth as radiant and as conducted electricity, to carry the news as quickly as possible from one place to another. This life of men in the midst of electricity, notably radiant electricity, will presently affect them in such a way that they will no longer be able to understand the news which the receive so rapidly. The effect is to damp down their intelligence. Such effects are already to be seen today. Even today you can notice how people understand the things that come to them with far greater difficulty than they did a few decades ago. (Rudolf Steiner)(1924)
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It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.~Pierre Beaumarchais
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The school system is designed to teach obedience and conformity and prevent the child´s natural capacities from developing. (Noam Chomsky)
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"We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered. (Thomas Henry Huxley)"
Wir leben in einer Welt voll Elend und Unwissenheit, und es ist die offenbare Pflicht eines jeden, zu versuchen, ob der kleine Winkel, auf dem er Einfluß haben mag, etwas weniger elend und unwissend machen kann, als er war, ehe er dahin eintrat. (Thomas Henry Huxley) "