Making a parachute as you fall

I was at a truly terrifying conference the week before last (of which more later). And it occurred to happy-thoughts-me that our species is placing rather a lot of faith in its smarts/ability to roll with the punches.

How much? Well, IMHO, we are like a guy who gathers up a couple of bedsheets, some bits of washing line and a needle and thread, and then jumps out of a plane, sure of his ability to make a parachute on the way down.

Don’t expect no soft landings…

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One Response to Making a parachute as you fall

  1. Moth says:

    Couldn’t have put it better myself.

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