We’ve arranged a global civilization
in which most crucial elements
profoundly depend
on science and technology.

We have also arranged things so
that almost no one understands
science and technology.

This is a prescription for disaster.

We might get away with it for a while,
but sooner or later this combustible mixture
of ignorance and power
is going to blow up in our faces.


Carl Sagan

The Demon-Haunted World:

Science as a Candle in the Dark