Re: The Desire to Understand

Neil Armstrong said that "Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand." Neil Armstrong said that. Neil Armstrong.

He walked on the moon. The moon.

We don't walk on the moon anymore. High school students can't even find the moon on a map. Some of them mistake Minnesota for the moon. Others deny that anyone ever walked on the moon. My neighbor doesn't even walk to her mailbox. She drives the five car lengths to the end of her driveway to check the mail.

So in these approaching dark ages, I propose adding The Desire To Understand to the New Wonders of the World with the hope that some people out there will keep wonder alive and continue the desire to understand.