I was privileged to hear Burt Rutan, designer of SpaceShipOne, as he spoke to a gathering of technical leaders at IBM. While his talk on building SpaceShipOne was certainly interesting, it was what he had to say about innovation and kids that caught my attention.
John Wilkins of Evolving Thoughts posted this piece on the role of religion in society. For some reason, it struck a chord with me. I think that it's a very succinct summary of what we may face in the future, and why.