Saturday, June 22, 2013


As an endangered species, how do we human beings need to proceed into the future so as to flourish on a flourishing planet and beyond?

When the crew of the fictional spaceship Enterprise boldly explore our galaxy, expressing the adventurous human quest for knowledge and greater capability, they embody the perennial spirit of adventure and advancement that characterizes humankind at its best.

Our continuing human enterprise is to explore the further reaches of our potentials, consciously and conscientiously evolving to liberate fully the wisdom implicit in our hopefully-named species: Homo sapiens sapiens.

A liberal education, properly designed, should aim at that very goal of realizing our highest potentials for knowing and growing, for maturing and achieving that which best serves the expansion of consciousness in the cosmos.

That would be wise.