As a computer engineer by training, I learned how to design and build computers from the ground up, in layers. Transistors, integrated circuits, firmware, operating system, drivers, applications, networks … computers that can listen to the words you speak and answer simple questions.
Later in life, I noticed similarities with human consciousness, and the way it is also built in layers:
To get people to agree on abortion, or climate change, is impossible at the “ideology” level — especially when current beliefs are built upon conflicting, lower levels. To resolve these conflicts, we need to find agreement on the more foundational levels.
That explains my focus on creation myths and origin stories. By exploring how these have changed over the centuries, people can better see behind the curtain. How these changes seem to happen once or twice every thousand years. How it looks like we’re about to have one now.
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