Monthly Archives: October 2010

18. Reflections on Technology: Substitutes for Traditional Religion

Knowledge and comfort are not enough to lead a sane life.  Hence the inadequacy of science and technology to satisfy all our needs.  As art and literature and music respond to our aesthetic longings, religion comes to our aid on … Continue reading

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Viva los mineros de San José!

On the rescue of the Miners in Chile: It was a triumph of the human spirit: that those miners subsisted with so little light and nourishment, and yet with so much hope and confidence. It was no surprise that Omar … Continue reading

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Like everyone who cares for India, after reading world-wide reports on the poor, not to say shoddy preparations for the event, I too was concerned about how the Commonwealth Games would start and unravel, and I too secretly prayed that … Continue reading

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17. Reflections on Technology: Jolts to Traditional Values

One may legitimately ask how technology could be blamed for some of the social problems mentioned above.  In answer, we may first point out to the correlation bet­ween the advent of a complex technological society on the one hand and … Continue reading

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16. Reflections on Technology: Social Problems

I noted that the problem of spending leisure time could become very serious when technology disengages our attention and energies from exertions for the satisfaction of our basic needs.  If healthy and appropriate alternative channels are not taken advantage of, … Continue reading

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