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The Origin of Socrates' Unpopularity (General)

by dan @, Friday, February 19, 2021, 14:59 (10 days ago) @ dulan drift

This confirms to me a belief I've long held that we've only advanced as a species technologically, which, granted, has given fantastic benefits and is a good thing. But we confuse this with moral, ethical, and indeed logical advancement, which I maintain we have not demonstrated at all. Yet we think we're somehow better than the people who occupied the very square meter we are now 5000 years ago.

The technological advances we've made have allowed us to improve human rights through, mainly, food production. Most of our social advances have been made possible by the technical ones, not by some moral or spiritual awakening. Those in power can simply afford to hand out more freedoms to those under them. If that situation of abundance reverses, so will human rights.

PS: In the midst of yet another move. May visit less frequent until we get settled.


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