This is from my son’s blog……makes you think.
Ideas have consequences.
Just a few months shy of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground and rolled over off the coast of Italy back in January. The two shipwrecks have a much in common. Both were state of the art luxury liners that suffered a glancing blow along the side of the hull below the waterline. Both required passengers to flee the ship on lifeboats. Thankfully, due in large part to safety precautions that resulted from the Titanic tragedy, modern vessels carry many more lifeboats, and the death toll from Costa Concordia was much lower.
But there were also some big differences, which Anne Morse documents in this article. In the case of the Titanic, a disproportionate number of lives lost were men. With the Costa Concordia, the numbers were skewed the opposite way. Women, children…
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