Friday, January 9, 2009

Wry Observations

Have you noticed a trend these days with people who were the founders of an idea or movement? A lot of them are coming back to say that their idea maybe wasn't so hot.

The latest news blurb has the co-inventor of the contraceptive pill calling its effects a disaster.
Eighty five year old Carl Djerassi the Austrian chemist who helped invent the contraceptive pill now says that his co-creation has led to a "demographic catastrophe."

In an article published by the Vatican this week, the head of the world's Catholic doctors broadened the attack on the pill, claiming it had also brought "devastating ecological effects" by releasing into the environment "tonnes of hormones" that had impaired male fertility, The Taiwan Times says.
Other famous retractions include Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, and Oppenheimer, father of the Atomic Bomb. "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.", he said, quoting the Bhagavad Gita.

I'm sure I could come up with others if I thought about it.

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