from Arts & Letters Daily:
“If men were rational in their conduct,” wrote Bertrand Russell, “intelligence would be enough to make the world almost a paradise.” It might, of course, make the world a hell... more»
7/7 update: extremely wordy, and high in the use of vocabulary words. I will have to read and re-read to get a better picture of what he's talking about. One thought that was interesting, though: we can't expect that technology will enable us to be nicer people; that would suggest that we were nice in the first place.