Member Rara Avis
quote:Ironically enough, yes. You don't need the details, do you?
Maybe so. I also heard it is more challenging to face the coldness of winter with no clothes on. Ever tried it?
Are you suggesting that we should take the easy route? If, at some point in this laudable history of yours, someone hadn't stepped outside the proverbial box, you'd be wearing fig leaves - not much different from sittin in the snow in your birthday suit!
quote:I don't know if I'll agree with "better," but I will most definitely agree that we can learn from the past. The huge difference is in application - I can learn from the past and apply it to new "things." I don't need to simply mimic it.
I am not saying we are constrained to the past, but we have something better when we learn and build upon the success and progress of the past.
quote:And that's the opposite extreme. I think I should clarify again that I don't believe we need to wholly forget the past. Neither, however, should we be constrained by it.
Go ahead and begin at scratch again if you so wish. No one is stopping you. Go to the wilderness and start civilization all over again, and forgo and forget all the traditions that human civilization has already strongly, widely and diversly built upon. We will see how "better" your future is there.