Audio only. Mathematician Fred Hoyle gives his opinion on morality and war, on a radio program in the U.S.
United States USA Date:1950 Duration:4 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
Audio only. 'This I Believe' Radio Network Program hosted by Edward R Murrow. Essay on an English mathematician Fred Hoyle. He has taught in Saint John's College of Cambridge University and conducted series of lectures on nature of universe in past. He speaks about visiting church when First World War ended and receiving a sermon telling him to pray to God in thankfulness that the right side had won. But he realized in school that Germans claim the same. Every nation has its own rules of behavior. If a particular action happens to fit in with the rules of society, people describe it as a right or a moral or a just action. Fred Hoyle adds that he personally doesn't believe that the present world can be run successfully on moral principals. He further speaks that people that outgrows its natural resources becomes both a nuisance and a danger because an over-swollen society sooner or later will try to grab the resources that belong to someone else, which of course must lead to trouble and possibly to war. He says that we are so with self-satisfaction at our righteousness that we are failing to appreciate the really important issues.
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