Ishmael’s Takers and Leavers and the forager vs farmer hypothesis

  • Humans are the pinnacle of evolution.
  • The world was made for humans, and humans are thus destined to conquer and rule the world.
  • This conquest is meant to bring about a paradise, as humans increase their mastery over-controlling nature.
  • However, humans are always failing in this conquest because they are flawed beings, who are unable to ever obtain the knowledge of how to live best.
  • Therefore, however hard humans labor to save the world, they are just going to go on defiling and destroying it.
  • Even so, civilization-the great human project of trying to control the whole world-must continue, or else humans will go extinct.

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