Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Quote

The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.

- Jacob Bronowski


Balu said...

"Bronowski pioneered in ‘operational research’ and worked to increase the effectiveness of ALLIED BOMBING"
When Bronowski, on a scientific mission to Japan to study the effects of the atomic bombings (1945), saw firsthand the ruins of Nagasaki, he gave up military research. From that time on, he concentrated on the ethical as well as the technological aspects of science, and he shifted his attention from mathematics to the life sciences, the study of human nature, and the evolution of culture.
I love “The Ascent of Man”.

Geetha said...

@ Yeah ... he was a 'polymath' ...what a word.