Last time, we touched on the idea of paradigm shift. This is actually some pretty heady stuff, but it’s a concept that needs to be addressed.
See, the world changes. Our understanding of the world changes. We are not the apex of human thought or evolution, and not even necessarily the apex of human thought or evolution throughout history. Our species is in a constant state of flux and our understanding of the world goes with it.
We’re doing things now that would have been considered impossible five hundred years before now, and it’s likely we’ll be doing things five hundred years down the line that we currently believe are impossible. We laugh at our forebears’ understanding of reality and their simple moralities, but our descendants will laugh at ours, so try not to judge what came before you without considering the time in which those understandings and moralities came from. (more…)