A Testament to the Power and Glory of Reason

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2 thoughts on “A Testament to the Power and Glory of Reason

  1. You can tell a lot about a culture by its tallest buildings. The ziggurat and the cathedral reached to the sky, but no one lived at the top. The Buddhist pagoda at least allows use of the upper storeys. In Rome, construction technology limited buildings to five floors. More were theortically possible to the builders of the aquaducts, but they were not needed., not needed culturally . They had the iron and the concrete. They lacked the heroic vision of life on Earth. Given that vision, the rest followed logically.

    • When people tell me they live by faith I think of these buildings. I think “achieve something like THAT with faith alone.” It can’t be done. Nothing but the purest, most efficacious use of reason will lift those tons of concrete, glass and steel into the sky.

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