I agree with H.G. Wells that science and technology have altered man's environment too completely to allow him to follow antiquated social and economic ways. I agree that the world could be organized to give a more abundant material existence to the masses of poor, underpaid, or unemployed workers. I agree that the lack of applied intelligence in the present social structure is appalling and that failure to adapt society to altered conditions is a menace to us all. I do not agree, however, that the iconoclastic and swift solution of these difficulties depends on the formation of a "world university" to collect and utilize all available knowledge. It depends, and has ever depended, on the discovery and application of the philosophic and ultimate truth about life, a truth which is not a totality of separate facts but a single central principle of being.
-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 4: World Crisis > # 249