posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 08:30 AM
In my opinion, there is no devolution in this. We don't have to observe known facts from history very much to realize that what we think is an old
way of life, isn't. There have always been people capable of throwing their own ego, beliefs and ways to compete aside just for the sake of
comprehending a subject.
Today we have education systems, enterntainment that makes you actually think about subjects and a lot of books most can get access to. This has not
been the case but for 100 years or so, and in a lot of nations public libraries do not even exist yet. Public education is another thing that does not
exist in many countries.
All these things that make us capable of understanding complex matters are pretty much a new thing for massess. There has always been an elite with an
access to information which at any point in history has been considered valid and truthful. Today, the big mass has an access to information, which is
considered valid and truthful. I don't want to go into any conspiracy theory about how real information is kept secret, as it isn't in a sense that
you DO have a chance to buy a book that you think contains all that information you want. You also propably have access to all stock market
information, including transactions (those are public) by people, so you do have a way to get information that you may consider important to you.
(It is another thing altogether to not have a correct education to understand something that is difficult even for experts, like stock markets, modern
psychology, brain functions, economy equations in detail, complex multilateral transaction systems that work in real-time and so on.)
Anyway, people in most part of europe, japan, north america, australia, taiwan and some other countries have access to information to almost all
possible information if they wish to. Archives of universities containing almost all scientific papers (actual studies of matters) are mostly public
as well. Not that it matters much, because most cannot comprehend those papers anyway, but information IS there.
Obviously, secrets exist also, but..
I believe more in a view of evolution in which humans just haven't developed that much away from animal side of themselves. We are still mostly
irrational, no matter what some genius psychopath who is completely capapble of throwing feelings aside will say. For me it is ok as long as people
can for the most part keep feelings aside when such an actio nis needed. Usually, though, people get along just fine even when they live by their
Even bad people are good 99% of the time. That has been one of the hardest things to realize in my life.