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Reason is a power structure that immediately gets suspected very much in the West, Islam and other cultures. Enlightenment is just the most successful rational project yet -- indeed an imperial hurricane, but falling into energetic restrictions as well.

Religion may still have little real competition in the area of unknown experiences (where rationality quickly undercuts itself). Species preservation is exactly an area with many unknowns. Particularly, climate change is an unprecedented unknown in its scale. Most likely, our acute innovation won't go much further than re-establishment of unjust authorities and divisions of labor. Who else than progressives would be the last to see those signs?

by das monde on Tue Dec 18th, 2018 at 07:32:47 PM EST
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