James Downey: We've conquered cosmos, now let's rediscover hope
TWO extraordinary events occurred within the past few days. We witnessed one of the greatest scientific advances in history, and one of the biggest banking scandals in history.
The two were not connected, except insofar as both reminded us of ineradicable but contrasting aspects of human nature.
Curiosity is part of our nature. We want to know more about ourselves and the world we live in. We are willing to take amazing chances in that enterprise.