MORALITY, SCIENCE AND AMERICA AS A CIVILIZATION

Mahlon G. Kelly mgk at darwin.clas.Virginia.EDU
Sat Mar 9 00:16:51 EST 1996


Bert Gold  writes:
> 
> This morning, reading terms like "blackmail" being used by Secretary
> of Health and Human Services* about the relations between the
> President and Congress, reinforces my apprehension about the
> world as a savage place.  And the news this morning that
> F. Lee Bailey refused before a Florida court to surrender
> 'ill gotten gains' from a drug dealer which he received
> in payment for his defense, and as a result been imprisoned,
> proves to me that we are at a nadir of ethics, integrity
> and morality in the US.
> 
> Truly the nation has lost its sanity, in the classic sense,
> our leaders do not know the difference between right and
> wrong.  How can we free ourselves from this moral
> quagmire?
> 
> Actually, in retrospect, we may all find that Robert S. Macnamara
> is a kind of hero.
> 
> That for us to secure our future, we must show him forgiveness
> for his (now admitted) mistakes.
> 
> Bert Gold
> San Francisco
> 
> 
> * Science, article with pictures of Her in it, published March 1 or 2nd, 1996
>   in Washington.
> 
> 
I may agree or disagree with you. But what the H... does this
have to do with biology?
-- 
Associate Professor (Emeritus)
University of Virginia
mgk at darwin.clas.virginia.edu



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