I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.
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.
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Anna Julia Cooper
William John Wills