The two greatest inventions in the history of mankind are the scientific method and the rule of law.
Both are designed to leverage for our mutual benefit the “flaw” of reason that allows us to see the speck in each other’s eyes while remaining blind to the log in our own.
Both lift all boats by raising the tide of human understanding.
The first yields technologies that improve the quality and longevity of life.
The second yields social standards that improve “liberty and justice for all.”