1. Thank you for this. It’s a wonderful unraveling of a narrative that does not serve us – not anyone. As the (Turkish?) proverb says: no matter how far you have gone down the wrong road, turn back! We are starting to see the need to turn back, change course. And to do that we need to re-examine our assumptions, our baseline. Those existing assumptions are brilliantly exposed as faulty, as in not in step with reality, by you. With much peace and gratitude.

  2. Como todos buenos egos antropocenistas, ambos separan de la totalidad al ser humano dando un visión sesgada de la realidad. Quizás tendrían que salir del siglo 19 y empezar a mirar el mundo a través teoria de sistemas, del caos, física cuántica, Relatividad, la nueva biología… incluso con la mirada milenaria del el resto de culturas no occidentales, todas ellas, coinciden en que la separación es una ilusión. Si los análisis de Pinker y Kristof se hicieran desde la perspectiva de seres pertenecientes al resto de la vida quizás las conclusiones fueran muy diferentes. Nunca en la historia humana se había producido una extinción tan rápida y masiva de las especies, hasta el punto de que ya tiene un nombre… La sexta gran extinción. Si quieren datos pueden coger los de WWF del informe 2016/17. Quizás al ego humano en su soledad le pueda ir “bien”, a la vida y a la paz de los corazones nunca le fue peor. Gracias por tu Blog. Un abrazo muy grande

  3. So dreary and discouraging for this child of the 60s to read the likes of Pinker & Co., whose intellectual predecessors we so easily saw through back then and joyfully rejected. On the other hand, so hopeful and heartening to read Charles, who breathes again the exhilarating air of existential freedom, social justice, and compassion we once took deep inside…….before so many of us, to my generation’s everlasting shame, sold out to what we had condemned as “The System” and “The Man.”

  4. Gentle reminder that 14-hour workdays (see: public accounting, corporate law, medicine, Chinese factories); chattel slavery (see: human trafficking, nations in which it still exists, and the fact that many of us work ourselves literally to death to meet mere survival needs), and debtors prisons (see: recent Washington Post article about courts nationwide in America imprisoning the poor who cannot pay their fines) – these things have not been abolished. They still exist. I’ve lived (so far) to tell the tale. So this canary in the coal mine, agrees with everything you are saying. And I want to know: how do you propose we move forward? How may we, practically, actually, change this? What can we do? How will we live? Essays on this would be helpful and appreciated.

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