May Sarton on the Cure for Despair and Why Solitude Is the Seedbed of Self-Discovery
Though he didn’t realise it at the time, the young Australian academic was about to ignite a war between philosophers and scientists, by drawing attention to a central mystery of human life – perhaps the central mystery of human life – and revealing how embarrassingly far they were from solving it.
Simple physics of observing the observer observing the observers observing the observer when we have no idea what an observer is but insist the Observer Effect is empirical. So there's that.
The history of technology is full of stories illustrating the unforeseen consequences of decisions made about science and technology in society. The movement to return to walkable neighborhoods is a prime example of realizing what was lost was more valuable that what was gained by giving automobiles ownership of our city and village streets.