Jeremy Lent argues that scientific findings in evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience and complexity theory offer us an alternative lens through which to view the world and our place within it.
This analysis makes sense to me. However, I very much fear that it’s an idle dream to think things can be fundamentally changed except in the wake of a total systemic collapse (or worse disaster).
I agree & I see systems thinking & complexity as the genuine third way solution that moves beyond simple Left v Right, cause capitalism vs communism paradigms. When you see everything as an organism within a system you see all the problems that arise from control & exploitation. When you understand game theory, you see that we’ve been living a zero sum game where the commons are fenced & effective mechanisms for social organisation - juries, listening circles & Ostrom’s design principles, have been thrown away in favour of exploitation. The biggest lesson is that the individual is weak & the group is powerful. No wonder the only meaningful political change comes from collective action.