February 1, 2003

From Gerald R. Lucas


I have been critical lately about humans and our ideology, but times like these make our faith seem necessary: faith in ourselves, faith in our endeavors, and faith in our ambitions. In the 21st century, it seems that these aspects of humanity will be tied with our faith in technology. Well, sometimes that faith might be misplaced. We are not flawless; we can be hurt, but we can also recover.

Here’s a bit of Tennyson’s “Ulysses” for the crew of the Columbia and those of us who must persevere: