Note: This diary relies heavily on three brilliant videos from the TED conferences. They’re a little longer than your average music video but they present what I consider to be some very important ideas as well as being very interesting and entertaining. I urge you to watch them all in their entirety. I think you’ll be pleased that you did. Gracias.
Our entire improbable existence is the outcome of a long chain of bizarre circumstances, happenstances, accidents and experiments. Human society has never been anything more than a jackleg improvised house of cards – the rise and fall of civilizations themselves something of a mirage in motion, houses of smoke and mirrors, patchwork quilts comprised of dreams, hallucinations, insight and insanity, traditions and superstitions. We’ve been making it up as we went all along. Human society is an organism unto itself and subject with any certainty only to natural laws. It is understood poorly at best and nothing at all about it has ever been guaranteed. As Lithium Cola says, “what made you think any of this was ever going to work out anyway?”