« Threats To The Global Economy | Main | The Neolithic Roots Of Kleptocracy »



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


That is the nature of our problem, is it not. Humans see their condition as being part of a comedy, where the hero, after seeing his folly, overcomes that folly and continues on. They (we) cannot see that we are really in a tragedy, of our own design, in which we continually encounter our folly only to try to "overcome" it in such a way as to achieve ever greater folly.

The clever ape must use its cleverness to overcome its problems through the inevitable march of technological progress. Luke... it is your destiny.

No other story fits the human comedy. We must overcome our folly, and technology is the clever ape's tool/weapon of choice. The comedy must continue. The hero must overcome.

Our tragedy is that we think ourselves to be in a comedy. We cannot even properly identify the nature of our own story.

The comments to this entry are closed.