I was having a discussion with my dear friend, Connie, about the current weather-based hysteria. She informed me that our discussion left a hypothesis on her doorstep during the night.
Here it is, with her permission, of course.
“hypothesis: the world has changed but people…. not so much.”
“Whether we’re transmitting info hut to hut with a torch, or trending-tweeting-chirping-pharting-whatever…we’re still a wildly tribal people. We want to know. More than that–we want to know what everyone else thinks about what there is to know.. We want to tell everyone else what our twist is on what they think, and stuff spirals out of factual orbit.”
“I say that if modern humans were plucked up & set down in turn-key medieval times [after a very short time of cultural decompression], they would build the same Catholic church, fight the same wars, make the same choices, on the same stage.”
“Stairs in a Frank Lloyd Wright/Stairs in a pyramid: their nature through history hasn’t fundamentally evolved.” by CL Gilpin
I think she got it right on. What do you think?