Wednesday, July 22, 2020

We'll Make It

When things get bad enough, then something happens to correct the course.  And it's for that reason that I speak about evolution as an error-making and an error-correcting process.  And if we can be ever so much better -- ever so much slightly better -- at error correcting than at error making, then we'll make it.

-- Jonas Salk (1914 - 1995), medical researcher and author, inventor of the Salk vaccine against Polio, and the founder of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, "Man Evolving" interview with Richard D. Heffner on The Open Mind (11 May 1985)

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