Reading Lorca, and then reading about Lorca in Spanish Wikipedia, I think about the how the quiet poet becomes a rebel, not through any change in themselves, but through their being an unchanging self while society around them changes.
When we (inevitably) discover intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy, I predict that they will have teapots. My line of reasoning is that just as the evolution of body plans stumbles across useful things like mouths and body armour, so too the…
A meritocracy is a kind of evolution, an evolution of individuals in a society. Like biological evolution, its business is to reward the survivors, and winnow out the weak. It is a hard game but the rules are those used by Nature herself.
The singularity seems to be here. It just whooshed past, and we are in a new reality. OK?
Of course, the first thing you’ll notice is that we’re all still alive. The world still seems to be here. It wasn’t the end of the universe that some of us expected.
As scary as the ‘new normal’ of a Trump Presidency is, I think it is wise for the resistance to remember that election result wasn’t the inevitable result of a changing world, but rather it reflects a chance coming together of several factors.