Archive for September, 2009

NORMAN BORLAUG dies

September 13, 2009

Via Instapundit:

NORMAN BORLAUG, the man who saved more human lives than any other, has died.

This article by Gregg Easterbrook is worth reading. Borlaug may have saved a billion lives, yet he’s barely known. The lives he saved were poor people, and he saved them with science. Doesn’t fit the narrative.

Interesting quote from the man:

“One of the greatest threats to mankind today is that the world may be choked by an explosively pervading but well camouflaged bureaucracy.”

Source:
http://reason.com/blog/show/136043.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/97jan/borlaug/borlaug.htm