Proud to be human

Jan 20, 2013

Discussion by: Sjoerd Westenborg
Dear friends, 

there are plenty of things going on in the world that make me weep for humanity, and I’m sure many of you feel the same. Issues like parents refusing vaccination for their children, YEC, Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill, the continued existence of a cult well known for covering up sexual abuse scandals spring to mind. (But for me, most of all, it’s my neighbour’s violin skills. Or lack thereof…)
But there is also much to be proud of. The mere existence of the Large Hadron Collider, as well as the discoveries being made there, the complete mapping of the human genome, people like Albert Einstein, Alan Turing, etc.
Forget the first category for the moment. What makes you guys proud to be human? It can be small personal anecdotes, world events we all know off, or even something you’re looking forward to. 

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