"The Lost World" by Michael Crichton, put the words into the character's mouth and perhaps a seed of his wise ideas have sprouted and will become common knowledge some day. Michael Crichton died a couple of years ago and that is very sad.
As the wise, made up, Dr. Ian Malcolm once said, "What makes us think that as humans, we are aware? Where is the evidence for this? Humans never think for themselves because they find it much too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told, (or hear, or read) and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The most characteristic human trait is conformity! Other animals fight for territory or food; humans fight for their 'beliefs'".
Dr. Malcolm also believed that the internet would be the beginning of the end of our species because it would mean the end of innovation.
This guy was seriously wise.
Please forgive me if I refuse to put my faith, (and my hard earned dollars saved for literary purchases) in a wet-behind-the-ears, barely out of diapers, poor little rich kid who don't know BEANS about Nuttin'. Talk about never having trod a mile in anybody's shoes but those of some designer's,,,,Heaven deliver us. Please!
I just love these kids,,,,