Sociology

Social Engineering And The Lessons Of The Twentieth Century

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The lesson of the last century, as I see it, is that society is shaped by people, and people are shaped by evolution, and evolution is frequently an irritating bastard that won't let you do what you want, no matter how bad you want it. It's all well and good to say "there should't be any prejudice or hate and we should love everybody," for example, but in fact the reason we've got prejudices of any sort is that over the last 3 million years it's been a survival trait: Those with prejudice survived ("Hm. Those people in the next tribe killed and ate my friend.

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