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Why do people think you need a giant social movement to search for obscure things?
(05-01-2019, 08:25 PM)Kinser79 Wrote: More or less exactly what "progress" means for a Progressive.   As someone who spent decades on the Left, and knows how they think, they feel that social evolution has to be directed by human action rather than simply allowed to run its natural course.  The latter is the preferable and indeed more prudent course.

After a few hundred millennia, we know how the human brain is wired. We respond must vigorously to threat and fear, and less-so to more positive emotions. Our threat/fear response is pretty simple: solidify ones position and disadvantage that of your opponents. Given that, leaving things to chance guarantees greed, hording, resentment and strife. Based on the past, strife = violence.

So I'll pass on leaving it to chance, and prefer a more thoughtful approach. The one thing you do have right, to much "thoughtful" can become suffocating, so a reasonable balance is needed.
Intelligence is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom, but they all play well together.

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RE: Why do people think you need a giant social movement to search for obscure things? - by David Horn - 05-02-2019, 01:27 PM

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