There is a vast difference between a western culture that merely prohibits ‘bads’, and eastern cultures that proscribe ‘goods’.
That this difference is also the difference between science and mysticism may be lost on all but the few.
That which may be good is anything that is not bad. That which may be true is anything that is not false.
WE INNOVATE AND THEY STAGNATE
Innovation requires innovative people open to new experience and the intelligence to make use of it.
Prescription requires only fools.
Innovators produce a class of professional warriors. Prescribers product legions of slave armies.
Technology under the rifle changed. Technology in the present is changing again.