Our Ascent Crushes Our Vanity

Copernican Revolution made us understand we were not the center of the universe.

Darwinian revolution made us realize that we are a glorious accident.

The exploration of greater and lesser space made us realize the universe is quite hostile to us.

The Propertarian revolution has made me understand that our consciousness is a puppet for our genes to use in negotiating cooperation with others. And all our vanity childish, and all our achievement an externality.

We have progressed from confident to humble to frightened to humiliated.

But the only possible language of the gods is truth.

And we learn that language slowly and humbly.

But there is a lesson here: the most foolish of creatures can become gods with enough effort.


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