Science marches on, they told me.
Also; that you can’t fight progress. I thus grew up with the notion that humankind’s progress was a linier affair, that we were moving relentlessly forward, overcoming clearly defined obstacles toward some sort of discernable end, that we couldn’t be swayed from our path. It appeared to me that it was onwards and upward for us here on this little rock. That our will and our intellect were unstoppable. Invincible.
But lately, looking at the world around me, I’ve grown to doubt it.
After all, I imagine they said similar things in ancient Greece…