Nothing is understood in isolation – people make ideas boom or bust. Our orientation is social in nature.
Most people dismiss new forms of thinking. They don’t want to wreck the status quo, doing everything they can to buck the fear of being uncomfortable.
Unfortunately, we’re all too connected to prevent the spread. It’s all yet another reminder of what tiny place we occupy in this universe.
At least we lucked out and inherited minds. Before brains and bonest, humans were mere pond scum. The God(s) decided to release homo sapiens from the prison of biology. Now we are contrived animals floating on the petri dish called Earth.
No wonder there’s always a spike in humility when we try to control nature. The well-greased creative force is out of our hands, no matter what idea viruses spawn to try and prove otherwise.
Instead of fighting the disease and watching it from a distance, we learn to live with it. That’s only because any antidote to the indifference to learning and science gives us superpowers.