Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to
ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know
how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know
Sir William Haley
The degradation of love and the fallacy
The following is
an ongoing essay on ethics. It is not eco-ethics, see my links page,
although I do maintain that we cannot separate human ethics from the
eco-system that is our home, this planet Earth.
It is clearly time
for a more holistic approach to ethics, but that is not really to
address something new so much as to redress something that has been too
much ignored throughout history, save by a few, to our very great cost.
It is ethics that
separates us from beasts. Mere labour, scientific and religious endeavor
or sentiment are not of themselves enough. If we leave unexamined our
motives, justice, injustice and morality we are, despite all our
technical sophistication and advances, vagabonds in the face of our
A revolution is
required, but not as we understand revolution in any historical sense.
It is a personal revolution relevant to each and every one of us. It
cannot be enforced, only chosen.