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Quote: Isaac Asimov on Knowledge and Wisdom

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

- Isaac Asimov, author


That's a miscategorisation. Wisdom has always been available, whereas knowledge is built upon.

Perhaps the saddest aspect is not the rate of gathering wisdom, but the weight of importance placed upon wisdom, and on those who choose to apply it.
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Wisdom is very lacking, and I think I agree with the quote. Knowledge does not equal wisdom, as illustrated by the 'knowledge' science gave us on how to build hydrogen bombs, but only wisdom will never allow us to use it.
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I agree Ted, pedants.
Alex, Asimov was commenting on the disparity between the rate of technological advance in comparison to morality.
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