Human Arrogance and Coral Gables
December 16, 2010 Leave a comment
The future incorporates serious doubts about the future of this planet, climate change, destruction of our environment and biological diversity, let alone war and terrorism on a grand scale. The thought that because our lives got better in this short time span of 50 years is no assurance that it will be repeated in the future.
Just because Coral Gables has prospered along with the growth of Miami and South Florida in the past is no certainty that it will continue to prosper in the years ahead.
The economic road ahead is not certain at all.
Coral Gables has had weak governments in the past, but the margin of error is in the future is too small to have weak managers and city leaders who are more attuned to a few developers and labor interests, than the common taxpayer,
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
– Stephen Jay Gould