cicerone imposter wrote:
And of coarse, everybody in the world does that to ensure they are safe from all disasters. They love to spend money needlessly to prove to Fido that man is a creature of rational thinking - like him.
What is acceptable risk and what is not acceptable risk is always different depending upon where the money is... Look at history... Generals do not always die, even when they lose wars and battles... From their positions of greater wealth, power, and prestiege they can order the deaths of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, and quite often walk away without a scratch... Presidents are no different, and we have seen examples of the thousand of lives presidents will waste, and the treasure, if it will get them re-elected... They may not want war, but they will not seem weak, so the thought that for their actions many will die, and many others will face life in pain and maimed beyond belief does not enter into their thoughts... Could a serial killer be more heartless??? Where is the human connection, the morality, the empathy, or sympathy???
The moment people begin to calculate their gain they lose the ability to feel the pain of others... Mathematics is not just abstraction, but ultimately it allows the abstraction of abstraction to the point where it becomes meaningless... By that I mean, that life is all meaning, but the numbers, the dollars, the figures, the profit often, if not always reduce human life to a mere calculation... Who ever put those plants there was calculating, but inevitably, hope and the trust in good fortune was finding its way into their figures... People consider math and science to be the zeneth of reason, but so long as they do not reason back from a healthy, happy, human life for all they have thrown their hand on the scale of reason to make it read as they desire out of their own sense of self interest... Of these disasters, the gulf oil spill, and this mess in Japan, we have not begun to feel its effects and consequences...And what we must suffer, the rich can avoid...