Post-Age Due: Has Anyone Noticed the Difference Between "ER" and "Marcus Welby"?

Monday, 13 Aug 2007

If we think that all modern philosophers are huddled in an anxious corner waiting for God, we are mistaken. Worse yet, we will be unprepared to deal with them when they arrive at the hospital to quote to us our old theologians on the probable morality of pulling the plug on grandma.
No individual who lived at the end of the nineteenth century had a choice about whether or not he would enter the twentieth on January 1, 1901. Every mortal entered the new century on the same day, like it or not. Things are far different when one speaks of epochs of civilization; there we have a choice. I am told that we are entering the postmodern age, but I am also given to know that I might remain a modern instead of becoming a postmodern. Perhaps my choices are even more vast. I might decide to become a Medieval like Martin ...

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