The Reverse of Progress

In 1968, Will and Ariel Durant had finished 40 years of writing the 11 volume History of Civilization, but as a lasting gift, they provided a 100 page summary called “The Lessons of History”.  In it, they defined Progress as “…the increasing control of the environment by life.  It is a test that may hold for the lowliest organism as well as for man.”

And we are failing that test.

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