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« on: December 05, 2014, 03:48:14 PM »

http://aeon.co/magazine/science/why-has-human-progress-ground-to-a-halt/

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2014, 07:55:36 PM »

there has been no paradigm shift.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 08:35:36 PM »

humans no longer live in the fear of total destruction by nuclear weapons.  without this pressing fear, all of our r&d time has gone to making the best time wasters
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 10:59:26 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2014, 04:13:35 PM »

I don't agree that human progress has ground to a halt. But human progress has changed its speed relative to human population increasing and the disorder within human communities increasing. Let me explain by imagery and anology. If you push a stiff stick forward for example, you will see the same reach at the end which is applied to push at the beginning. This represents both less human population and order. Now, if you push a shoelace, the end reach will not be the same because this object is not organized or constructed the same as the stick, so it will just curl and seem to go nowhere, even if it is moving. This represents human overpopulation and disorder, typified by the focus on the individual and many life options available today. So it takes more push (development) today, to reach the same speed (progress) of previous human efforts and history. Mostly since the industrial revolution because this theory falls apart in nuance when applied to the human time before that.

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2014, 04:16:45 PM »

there is no more nazi scientists, unethical science is the key to progress. that's how we got out of the dark ages 1000 years ago
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014, 04:21:28 PM »

Dark ages were alive and well in Europe 1000 years ago sir.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014, 04:38:32 PM »

the dark ages didnt end in a day. but it was invented in one
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2014, 11:38:46 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2014, 02:41:15 PM »

What happened to my earlier post? Did I accidentally delete it?
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What happened to my earlier post? Did I accidentally delete it?

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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 05:32:13 PM »

no more centralized power. liberalism in the modern sense. everyone's too fucking cozy to take risks, and there's no incentive to
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2015, 10:23:34 PM »

no more centralized power. liberalism in the modern sense. everyone's too fucking cozy to take risks, and there's no incentive to
maybe people aren't cozy enough
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 05:19:32 AM »

there has been no paradigm shift.
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2015, 01:32:47 PM »

no more centralized power. liberalism in the modern sense. everyone's too fucking cozy to take risks, and there's no incentive to
maybe people aren't cozy enough
the people that should be too cozy aren't cozy enough, and those that shouldn't be are
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