Our bodies have been evolving for billions of years. They've become magnificent. But our conscious human nature is only a few centuries old, maybe a few thousand years. It's probably still primitive compared to how amazing our bodies are. Can we "consciously" improve it?

I think we can, by coming up with new origin stories, and building on them. In these interviews I’ll focus on these questions--how can origin stories help us feel we matter, and how can they make us feel at home in the world? What stories, that makes for a good life, should we pass on to our children? 

“The Big Bang is no more provable as an origin story than the idea that God created the universe in six days.”
“Our idea that we matter describes our relationship both to ourselves and to other human beings.”

 

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