by Joscha Bach
August 13, 2017

from BigThink Website




Religious skepticism birthed the modern world, but its ideologies have largely failed to deliver.


Could neuroscience cure the ails of human society?


In this fascinatingly brief tour of world history, Joscha Bach suggests that us moderns still toil in the mud of feudalist peasants.


We talk highly of resilient rights and institutions, but resiliency against what? Ourselves, it seems.


If we turn our gaze to the structure of the human brain, however, we discover a system that is remarkably effective.


So what if human institutions were modeled on natural, organic systems? The results might be something entirely new, argues Bach.