In a less cynical time we would have been able to say beyond a doubt that such an achievement is magic. Humanity, able to use a God-like power for good! In the midst of facing the terrible crises that seem to assault us daily from the front pages of the paper, it is helpful to take a moment every so often to stop and give thanks for the amazing things that we have been able to achieve. Every achievement is the result of someone's creative struggle, usually against great odds, to birth a vision of how things could be better. Amidst the terrible crime, corruption and stupidity that so often dominate our attention, we truly are an astonishing species. We can all thank God we live in the time and place we do. We are incredibly lucky!
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