I don't think there is any philosophy that suggests having polio is a good thing.
I've always been amazed by Da Vinci, because he worked out science on his own. He would work by drawing things and writing down his ideas. Of course, he designed all sorts of flying machines way before you could actually build something like that.
Innovation is a good thing. The human condition - put aside bioterrorism and a few footnotes - is improving because of innovation.
One of the statistics that always amazes me is the approval of the Chinese government, not elected, is over 80 percent. The approval of the U.S. government, fully elected, is 19 percent. Well, we elected these people and they didn't elect those people. Isn't it supposed to be different? Aren't we supposed to like the people that we elected?
DOB - October 28, 1955
H. Rap Brown