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.