By Ed Gibney
For the last five posts, we have been discussing the question of whether the world is getting better or not. I’d like to give Ed Gibney the last words (for now?) on the topic: Continue reading Society May Be Better But Is It Also More Fragile?
I was preparing a critique of Jeremy Lent’s views on our lack of progress but an email from my collegue Francis Heylighen beat me to it. Here is what he wrote. Continue reading On Balance There Has Been Human Progress
By Jeremy Lent (Originally published at Open Democracy. Published here unchanged under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence.
My previous post discussed the thesis that the world is dramatically better than at any other time in history. Among those who share this view is Steven Pinker. But Jeremy Lent has offered a critique of Pinker’s arguments. Continue reading Steven Pinker’s ideas are fatally flawed
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According to just about all decent measures the present is better than the past. It is likely that the future will be better than the present. Most people believe the opposite. The mass media promotes this false opposite. The long-established label for this view is reactionary. Continue reading Life is Getting Better: Why Don’t We Believe it?