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A New Phase of Civilization

Reading Time: 2 minutes By James A. Haught Human civilization has staggered and lunged through many phases and sub-phases, some overlapping: Stone Age Bronze Age Iron Age Hunter-gatherers Early agriculture Kings and empires City-states Widespread slavery Early science in Ancient Greece Dark Ages The Age of Faith Renaissance Seafaring and exploration Enlightenment Democracy Colonialism Perpetual warfare Aviation Age Industrial […]

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Prelude to Commonwealth, II: On Climate Despair

Reading Time: 5 minutes Much will be lost, and it’s right to grieve for that loss, but giving in to despair is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The fight against climate change has a bigger prize than the preservation of what we already have; if we win, we can create a better world.