Smuggling ideas into maturity

Once established as an authority something becomes elitist, and through it’s inaccessibility it invokes a top-down pressure of wisdom and virtuousness. One reaction is to affirm the structure, aligning yourself with its importance. Another is to contrarily declaim the authority, assigning yourself as a pure individual outside the sway of an existing narrative. What is …

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The evolution of evolution

Before the theory of evolution, everything must have been created whole. Now we believe it gradually changes and tests itself out over time. Now we have memetic evolution: the spread and growth of ideas, testing themselves for supreme virulence and spread. Humans seem to be not only the creators, but the hosts and carriers for …

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