The Creation of Communities

The Cognitive Revolution allows for larger-scale cooperation among humans because the common myths from human’s collective imagination allows humans to work towards a common goal and connect. As stated in our book, “Legends, myths, gods and religions appeared for the first time with the Cognitive Revolution.” When people believed in the same ideas and knewContinue reading “The Creation of Communities”

Fear of the Future

For the question “Why should governments or religions fear air pumps and electrical machines?”, it isn’t about literal air pumps and electrical machines – it’s about development and change. Governments fear change as new developments question their authority. Those with power have a hard time giving it up (as we see in our current government).Continue reading “Fear of the Future”

History Methods

‘Progessive history’ focuses more on an individual person’s success and creations, which can have numerous forces affecting the outcome, like personal matters, other technological advancements, etc. ‘Paradigm shift history’ seems more exploratory, or a ‘question everything’ sort of method. No outside forces can touch it. When I think of this model, I really think ofContinue reading “History Methods”