Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Titanic Foundered

F.G.O. Stuart: RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10, 1912A century ago today, the RMS Titanic foundered.

She was the ship that “could not sink.” As such she represented the belief in man's ability to master the elements.

A hundred years later we still struggle with the over-confidence in progress in man's mastery of the world.

Or was she really the ship that “could not sink?” Over at BBC, Ms. Rosie Waites reviews a few myths (via LRC).

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