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Newfangled Inventions are Morally Hazardous1013

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New inventions are frightening! Why we can't know what will happen to our moral fiber. Can we?

"Voices were raised in protest. .... were proclaimed morally hazardous. Until now children and youth were unable to stray very far from home on foot. Now, one magazine warned, fifteen minutes could put them miles away. Because of .... , it was said , young people were not spending the time they should with books, and more seriously that suburban and country tours on .... were 'not infrequently accompanied by seductions.'"

Talking about..... the bicycle.
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115 years later ... look what's happened.

Darn if they weren't right.

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I wonder out loud.

What other inventions were going to cause irreparable moral damage to our society?
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Rock and roll leads to loose morality, what with all the gyrations, leg shaking and what not.
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@lunar_ranger

I think they were right about that one, too.
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Have you ever felt that those who had gone before you really didn't know why they were doing?

Have you ever felt the need to start over?

There guys did.

"We had to go ahead and discover everything ourselves." ORVILLE WRIGHT
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