–“A particular civilisation can withstand all manner of internal or external upheavals – climatic, economic, resource scarcity, epidemic etc. and be able to rebuild true to type provided a sustainable portion of the founding stock remains. Should the founding stock be replaced, bred-out or overwhelmed by outsiders, there is absolutely no hope of a return to what went before. Religion, ritual, education or any other form of transformative instruction is a thin gild that will always give way over time to the base metal underneath.”— Lisa Outhwaite