Tuesday, February 16, 2010
(fm the BC thread "The Great Escape")
Adaptability matters. Putting half your intellectual potential in a hefty bag and denying it an education reduces your adaptability. Dismissing every book written in the last 1400 years, and destroying every book or other intellectual construct created before 1400 years ago, as either heretical or superfluous reduces your adaptability even more. We are lucky; our enemies are barbarians momentarily empowered by an infusion of wealth. The world turns but they can not. If we survive we win.