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Okay - I just have to ask posted 01 February 2005 in Author Q & AOkay - I just have to ask by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I'm a leftist, which means that I think we at least have to try to improve - which is just another way of saying I'm a big believer in education.

The thing is we humans are hardwired to thrive in small, technologically backward, communities of a couple hundred souls. What this means is that the cognitive skills and attention preferences we have are horribly mismatched to the mass consumer society we find ourselves in today. Just check out the TV Guide Channel or your local magazine rack for a gander of our overriding priorities at present. The vast bulk of it makes sense if you think in terms of promoting your genetic material in stone-age communities, but now it often strikes me as nothing short of tragic.

This makes me pessemistic... view post


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