No. I do not think we can return to the hunter-gatherer period. Some say that this is the only way we will survive the grave ecological crisis on
our planet. I might stipulate that bonobos would be more able to survive on this planet than we are (plus all of the fun they seem to have).
What I would say, however, is that a lot of things in our environment are not functional. One with Evolutionists and Creationists of all religions
agree upon is that we did not come from cities. Urban living might well be out of step with our biological nature. Note that early humanity did not
1) air pollution, except with fires and volcanoes but those went away and were not constant
2) authoritarian governments
3) harsh noises from machines, cars and motorcycles disrupting the ear
4) disconnect from the soil
5) constant crime
6) tele-evil-ision pumping violence in to almost every home
7) music was natural, with flutes and perhaps stringed instruments, not harsh electric guitars
8) paleolithic humanity did not have dictators, unlike neolithic humanity, ancient humanity, medieval humanity, and much of the world
9) paleolithic humanity had harmony with the environment
10) early man had relative sexual equality, which ended with agriculture
Also, religious control was different with early tribes. It was there, but evidence seems to suggest it was more about personal experience.
Could scenes like this:
be a sign that too many people are crowded in to urban areas when humanity evolved in small bands?
Since we are unable to go back, how do we design cities so that they are smaller, more decentralized, and leave room for Nature? I am interested in
re-wilding so that is why I ask.