Monday, May 09, 2011

"You don't become great by trying to be great."

xkcd today:

I love this. It's a perfect rejoinder to something I invariably hear every single time another "Women's History Month" or "Black History Month" rolls around -- the complaint that "Gee, we should get to have a white history month." So much greatness has gone before us, paving our way, that we don't even know about. We're lucky enough to realize that we stand on the shoulders of giants, but we'd do even better to make better effort to understand on whose shoulders we stand in the first place.

Now, if we could just get a zombie Carl Sagan to start enlightening us too....

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