Are We Heading For Disaster

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Are We Heading Toward Disaster? Here we are in 1999 in a world that is booming with technological advances. One would have to ask, "How did we come so far in such a short amount of time?" It seems as though it was only yesterday that we were traveling by horse and buggy. Now we travel by bullet trains, airplanes, and rockets. Seeing the arts and humanities in everything we did years ago was much easier, …

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…and culture as well as the advancement of our sciences. I would like to close with a quote from the great German philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey. "The study of the human sciences involves the interaction of personal experience; the reflective understanding of experience; and an expression of the spirit in gesture, words, and art." Dilthey argued, "All learning must be seen in the light of history; without this perspective, knowledge and understanding can be only partial."