The Age of Enlightenment

“We are all fascinated and overawed by statistical truths and large numbers and are daily apprised of the nullity and futility of individual personality, since it is not represented and personified by any mass organization.”

~ Carl Jung

The scientific revolution and subsequent technological advances over the last 500 or so years, but particularly in the last 150 years, has given the human race a historically unprecedented level of power and control over circumstances. The age of enlightenment, in succession to such a scientific revolution, gave birth to a new epoch of intellectual exploration, cultivation of ideas and political transformation. We have science to thank for our higher-than-ever life expectancies and infant survival rates, for our planes, our iPhones, and our medical institutions. But at what cost?

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