More on “Modernity”

by Circle or Line

Some more food for thought:

Generations since the emergence of the first Homo species: 125,000.

Generations of humans since the emergence of Homo Sapiens: 7500.

Generations of humans since the beginning of civilization: 500.

So only 0.4% of all history of the genus “homo” has been involved in civilization.

That’s about 5 1/2 minutes out of a 24 hour day.

Or, two minutes and 55 seconds after an 8 hour sleep.

Or, to make this more spiritually accurate, after 8 hours of non-stop, repetitive, regular, hypnotic, pre-programmed, trance-state dreaming, two minutes and 55 seconds of sudden, abrupt, startling, lucid, waking-state dreaming.

If you want to know what this feels like, throw a raw egg at a brick wall.

Or watch a baby being born.

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