Manhood of Humanity by Alfred Korzybski

By Alfred Korzybski

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This era is essentially an industrial era. To produce we have to have: (1) raw material or soil; (2) instruments for production-tools and machines; and (3) the application of power. The three requirements may be briefly characterized and appraised as follows: (1) Raw material and soil are products of nature; humanity simply took them and had the use of them for nothing, because it is impossible to call a prayer of thanksgiving (if any) addressed to a "creator" as payment to gods or men. , are completely Page 41 de 134 useless to humanity until after human work is applied to them.

A kind of energy which flows, let us say' through a glass tube filled with charcoal. Then of course this definition would immediately make obvious what use could be made of it. We could erect glass towers filled with charcoal and so secure an unlimited flow of available free energy and our whole life would be affected in an untold degree. This example explains the importance of correct definitions. But to take another example: there is such a thing as a phenomenon called the "color" red. Imagine how it might be defined.

But to have the maximum of production, it is necessary to have production put on a sound basis. No mere preaching of brotherly love, or class hatred, will produce one single brick for the building of the future temple of human victory-the temple of human civilization. Ordered production demands analysis of basic facts. This era is essentially an industrial era. To produce we have to have: (1) raw material or soil; (2) instruments for production-tools and machines; and (3) the application of power.

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