> Steve Clayton wrote:
> > So generally, you don't believe in the progress of Mankind?
> > Did I state that correctly? A simple yes or no will suffice.
> Absolutely not!!!
> I don't believe that man has advanced evolutionarily in the
> last 4500 years. If anything I'd say we've devolved but then
> someone might think I believe in the nonsense called
> "evolution" or "survival of the fittest". Change in species is
> the result of behavior that is associated with genes.
> Human progress is real but is the result of language, not
> intelligence. Progress today and for the last 800 years is
> chiefly the result of scientific language.
> There was no real human progress between the collapse of the
> tower of babel and the invention of modern science. Perhaps it
> would be more accurate to say that human progress was spotty
> between the collapse and modern science.
OK... I try and stay away from such topics. It's like going up in a hot air balloon. You never know when your going to land.