By John Michael Greer
Growth is not only a aim within the West—it's a faith. most folk think in its inherent worth as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our religion in growth drives the preferred insistence that top oil and weather swap don't truly matter—after all, our lab-coated excessive monks would certainly bring about yet one more miracle to avoid wasting us all.
Unfortunately, growth as we've recognized it's been fullyyt depending on the breakneck exploitation of part a thousand million years of kept sun within the type of fossil fuels. because the age of this reasonable, considerable power attracts to a detailed, growth is grinding to a halt. Unforgiving planetary limits are instructing us that our blind religion in never-ending exponential progress is a perilous myth.
After Progress addresses this looming paradigm shift, exploring the form of background from a viewpoint at the a long way aspect of the arrival predicament. John Michael Greer's startling exam of the position our trust platforms play within the evolution of our collective recognition is needed analyzing for someone inquisitive about making experience of the long run at a time after we needs to search new assets of that means, worth, and desire for the period ahead.
John Michael Greer is a pupil of ecological background and an the world over well known futurist whose weblog, The Archdruid Report, has turn into essentially the most broadly brought up on-line assets facing the destiny of business society. he's the writer of over thirty books, together with Green Wizardry and The lengthy Descent.
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Nothing I saw eliminated it, nor did anything I surmise. I could not think the illusion away. Neither entertaining and testing various hypotheses, nor recalling Gibson’s account of optical flow, nor thinking through its implications for this visual experience had any effect on the illusion. This susceptibility, at least under some conditions, to persisting illusions only arises in maturationally natural systems. This third consideration merits elaboration, since many contemporary accounts of perception seem to exclude the very possibility of a persisting illusion.
People fail to see just how much they know, because they know it so effortlessly and instantly. ) They also fail to realize how much they know, because, generally, they are aware of such knowledge only when circumstances violate their expectations. Thankfully, such events are infrequent; otherwise, we would have great difficulty getting by. Glasses do fall to the floor when they roll off of tables. We almost always recognize our family members and old friends. Violations of our expectations probably arise most frequently in linguistic exchanges.
By contrast, caretakers do not teach infants how to chew Nat ural C o g ni ti on 23 or walk. Typically, they do not consciously model these activities for them either. While adults constantly engage in these actions around infants, they almost never do so with the intention of illustrating how they should be done. Research in developmental psychology indicates that before their first birthdays infants are sensitive to the differences in adults’ behaviors on these fronts. 20 Nothing hinges on the specific examples of chewing and walking.
After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age by John Michael Greer