Slapbox t1_j24yzo4 wrote

Her actual quote:

> Good can be radical; evil can never be radical, it can only be extreme, for it possesses neither depth nor any demonic dimension yet--and this is its horror--it can spread like a fungus over the surface of the earth and lay waste the entire world. Evil comes from a failure to think. -- Hannah Arendt


Slapbox t1_iybprho wrote

I don't feel like that's a fair characterization.

Having an effective agent for Alzheimer's, even if insufficiently effective, cracks the door open to better understanding what processes are actually crucial to Alzheimer's symptoms and which are incidental.

There have been many theories about the cause of Alzheimer's. Even though this isn't a breakthrough for anyone suffering today, this is a huge breakthrough for future research.