It is most doubtful... Modernity is almost like meth: Speeding people way up, making them grotesque and fried out, and slowly but surely killing them. Can you talk a person out of the meth habit? I am slightly more optimistic when to comes to getting people off of tech, industrialism, and modernity. And if God… Continue reading Can Modernity Get Anything Right?
Noah's Ark has long been one of the Biblical stories that most intrigue me. What could be better than a story about a righteous man making wise provision for himself and his family (and as many as would join them) in the face of a critical disaster? Noah was a friend of God and a… Continue reading Noah’s Ark (I)
Not long ago I returned from spending about a month in Poland and Prague. In some respects, this post might seem to stray a bit from the usual scope of things here, but there is a justification to it. I'll explain later. Part of this trip to Poland was due to attending to some family… Continue reading Globalization, Consumerism, and my Recent Stay in Poland
"Consumerism" is a buzzword which is currently entering the mainstream. It used to be only hippies and economics wonks would talk about consumerism, but I hear more and more use of this term by people whose interest in economics is not particularly acute, but they are rightly sensing that something in our economic milieu is… Continue reading Consumerism for Dummies
Our society is a decidedly materialistic one. Science, which can often prove a fine tool in many areas of inquiry, is exalted far above its proper place. If science cannot identify something, then for many, the thing does not exist. If science cannot explain something, then for many, there is no decision or judgment that… Continue reading Flesh and Blood Hath not Revealed It…
Our next aspect of the contemplation of tech as the engine of degeneracy will be a bit esoteric, and while I suppose that the ideas presented in this, as well as the 4th part of this series, are not strictly necessary for a sufficient understanding the the Technological Question I do think they have a… Continue reading The Master Becomes the Servant (III)
I have found that most people, when asked whether they are technological optimists or technological pessimists, will eventually say something along the lines of, "Well, what difference does it make, it's taking us where it's taking us whether we like it or not." Ask yourself: Are these the words of a master or are they… Continue reading The Master Becomes the Servant (II)