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Fun meetup, as usual.
It's constantly reading articles, like the one below, that makes me seriously question the notion of 'progress.'
0 · September 27, 2013
Larissa, I agree with you that the environmental impact of humanity on the exosphere is devastating and if nothing is done about it we will forever change the planet. Hopefully we will be able to survive on it.
However, when we are talking about human progress I think it's undeniable that over the last 10, 50, 100, 1000, 10,000 (or whatever number you want to use) the overall health and prosperity of humans has increased. How is pointing to one (absolutely valid) point and saying that because of that one point we are not doing better valid?
1 · September 27, 2013
I understand what you're saying. Maybe what I mean is this- all of our progress is undermined by our destruction of our environment. Humans are complex and contradictory. Able to be simultaneously creative and destructive.
Great fun talking about social equality and the coming generation
seemed a little unfocused today. good discussion at times though
0 · September 26, 2013
Sorry can't make it.
Finished Max Weber's "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism", a convincing arguement on how an unconventional religious ethic and its ascetisism made a lot of people rich, healthy, and encouraged them to build capital... My question for Thursday is, how do we get that back once it becomes no longer possible to 'believe'?
1 · September 24, 2013
Sorry. I have Wing chun Thursday nights. Next time!
0 · September 20, 2013
I'll be away for work, I just found out. Hopefully I can make it next month.
0 · September 11, 2013
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