Comments: Evolving Social Systems

It's a damned shame we have to keep making this argument, isn't it? This view of history that seems to run straight from Genesis to present, with the rest of the world as "other, probably perverted" is pretty sticky.

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at February 20, 2006 02:08 AM

Every single time our society recognizes its own deficiencies and moves to take a step forward, we get these frightened reactionaries demanding that we stop the world in its orbit and prevent things from changing.

I get that change is scary, but part of what being a responsible adult is is learning to cope with the fear, and even moving past it to the discovery.

Posted by Anne at February 21, 2006 10:34 PM