Was There Really Any Doubt?

The big news in the Times’ Sunday Review  was that Google does not replace your brain. As my college roommate Cindi Ware Hayes would say, “Really? I mean, really?”

Yes: knowing facts is better than having to looking them up. Not that I expect people to know everything, or even everything they were taught in school. However, thinking is not zero-sum but cumulative; the more one knows, the more one can understand, discover, and even create.

Last week I attended a memorial service which reminded me of  life as a witness for knowledge and love.  Requiem eternam et lux perpetua, Helen Sapp.


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