XX century, you had one job.
Professor Polistra has been pondering epigenetics and Life As Purpose
. She came to a sudden realization.
One way of expressing the Purpose Of Life is:
Learn how to do something. Teach it.
This holds true for everything from bottom to top, bacteria to mammals. More complex critters (flowering plants, insects, molluscs, vertebrates) have a wider variety of learning and teaching methods, but everyone has some
Every living thing spends its brief span figuring out how to get along in its situation, and improving its chances. The learning may be a few switched genes or a complete set of skills forming a discipline.
At least once in its brief span, it passes the learning on to others in the same generation
, or to the next generation
. The passing may be via mitosis or cloning or sexual reproduction; or via scent signals describing a predatory bug; or through an apprenticeship.
Learning and teaching. That's what life does. That's what life is.
What makes humans unique? We're the only species that can learn backwards and teach backwards.
We've spent 100 years doing just that.
From 1100 AD to 1910 AD we were mostly
learning forward, with lots of local and temporary exceptions. Gradually expanding and sharpening our methods of getting along in our situation
. Making it possible for more humans to live longer and less desperate lives. Printing, water and sewage systems, plowing, vaccines, dams and irrigation, communication systems, transportation systems. Bach.
In 1910 we decided to run full speed in reverse. First we tore down the old learning,
then we slammed the lever into R and hit the gas.
For every accomplishment in previous human history, we made a bonkers pseudotheory to SMASH and undo and reverse the accomplishment. Total war, total genocide, total tyranny, random mutation, Global Warming, multiverses, Endangered Species, Quantum "physics", Quantitative Easing, Die-Versity, Free Trade. Stockhausen.
We reversed the teaching side as well. We replaced
apprenticeships and experiential learning by Critical Queer Theory Lectures. We replaced the normal mammalian
child-raising process with Abortion and Same-Sex "couples" and Amber Alerts
when a heretical parent dares to possess her own child. We are no longer reproducing.
Large sections of the Northern Hemisphere are permanently turned to antilife, but most of the Southern Hemisphere decided to stay out of the craziness. Africans continued to figure out how to get along in life, continued to practice and teach the Natural Laws of morality, continued to reproduce.
Now in the 21st century, some Northern learners have finally broken free of the reverse toxin, but they are relentlessly squashed and swallowed by the all-consuming reversers.
Africa is the only hope. After we Northern monsters have wiped ourselves out, the adaptable and positive-learning Africans will take over.
Labels: Experiential education, Grand Blueprint, Natural law = Sharia law, skill-estate