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  •  Childhood's end was a fantastic short read (4+ / 0-)

    I thought it was a great allegory to cellular biology and the way that our cells function and interact with foreign substances or different parts of our own body to produce a whole that is both far greater than their individual selves, yet that they also cannot comprehend.

    Even ignoring the ending, I really wish we had the will to embark upon a radical societal effort towards collective goals, namely the prevention of climate change, eradication of poverty and disease, and a classless society where we realize our prime purpose in this universe is to explore both the natural and social sciences whether that be research, investment, production of the arts, etc. Call it the Star Trek version of Earth if you will.

    Instead we get parasitic capitalists like the Koch brothers who are intent on preserving their right to destroy the habitability of the Earth for future generations, and "communist" states like China which, surprise surprise, are really parasitic capitalists intent on the same damn thing.

    I fully believe that the next stage in our 'evolution' is the unknowns we can accomplish through cooperation for the collective good. Technology is our evolution even though it is not necessarily based on our genes, it is the natural next phase of natural selection. Those who were able to better cooperate with each other survived while those that didn't were less successful for much of human history

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