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Antonio Casolari

The time will come when the sun will shine only on free men
who know no other muster but their reason."
Condorcet [1743-1794]

 'There are really TWO things, SCIENCE and Opinions;
The former begets KNOWLEDGE, the latter Ignorance."

Hippocrates [~460-377 bc]
'Science is unique among all human activities, ..
in its identification with progress'Arthur Kornberg [1994]
'What a..devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering,
low and horribly cruel works of Nature!' Charles Darwin [Scientist, 1809-1882]

F. Goya, 1799

The mankind emerged thousands years ago from the darkness of some uncertain genealogy,
carrying inside the core [DNA] some devastating characters the unpiteous Nature equipped animals.
Instead of subduing the beastly inheritance, Mrs. Nature supplied us a gigantic series of additive disasters,
starting from the more than  3,300 genetic diseases affecting babies at birth [inborn errors],
while pursuing with more than 11,000 diseases
[International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modifications, 4th ed.,1993, Washington, Public Health Service].
affecting humans all over the less than about 30,000 days of human life.
Such overcrowding of diseases is addressed to improve our life
by a continuous physical and mental degradation process [the aging process]
ending in glory by the definitive death [by cancer, for instance]: death of parents, death of sons,
of friends, of pets, of scientists; death submersed by physical and mental sufferings.
Nevertheless, Nature supplied some people of a degree of idiocy large enough to sing out enthusiastically
the praises of  'mother nature' filling the universe of all kind of benefices. Obviously, such idiots
have a bad form of blindness towards evidences of criminal violence characterizing the Nature.
So it could be not useless to remember here some of the nature's most
gigantic crimes against Human life and the planet earth as a whole.

'The ethical progress of society depends not on imitating the cosmic process,
... but in combating it.' Thomas Huxley [1825-1895]
'Scientific criticism has no nobler task than to shatter false beliefs.' L. von Mises [1881-1973]