No amount of knowledge and technology will ever make us masters of mother Earth

This was prompted by reading David Orr's essay on education, around the 6 myths of higher education.

"A second myth is that with enough knowledge and technology we can manage planet Earth. What might be managed is us: human desires, economies, politics, and communities. But our attention is caught by those things that avoid the hard choices implied by politics, morality, ethics, and common sense."