Buckminster Fuller, was considered one of the most original thinkers of the 20th century:

  • “Faith is much better than belief.  Belief is when someone else does the thinking”
  • “Either war is obsolete or men are”
  • “God to me…is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper”
  • “The end move in politics is to pick up a gun”
  • “I am a passenger on the spaceship Earth”
  • “We are not going to be able to operate our spaceship Earth successfully, nor for much longer, unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common.  It has to be everybody or nobody”

This guy seems like a pretty forward thinker to me.  It would be interesting to hear what he would make of the current state of affairs.

Uncle John’s Third Bathroom Reader