history

In 1962, Thomas Kuhn published his influential work on the history of science called “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”. In his book, Kuhn challenged the notion that scientific progress moves forward in a linear fashion. He asserted that transformative, scientific knowledge did not build upon itself through the gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation …

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Man is hungry by nature. Whether it be for adventure, experience (of a sort), control, understanding, or ownership, he wishes to know what is beyond the next hill – metaphorical or literal. He wishes for growth, in himself and his holdings. He wishes to be able to answer the question with confidence “this is why …

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Demographics are a popular issue to talk about, within political, geopolitical, and economic groups, pretty much all have a concern of some sort. I would like to add history to that list to demonstrate how all of these come together, and what that might mean for the future.
Populations are not generic of course, and the self-identified differentiation between them is usually enough of a shorthand to see where practical considerations will lie, but there are also harder factors that will dictate the boundaries. These groups often have their own cultural spheres, their own hierarchies and leadership networks, and will find themselves on their own path in relation to others – even if they sometimes reside near one another geographically. There is often a geographical consideration, but it does not seem to be definitive compared to other circumstances; both material and spiritual.

Part of the draw, if not the main draw, to studying topics such as power relations, social dynamics, and political trajectories – is the promise of unearthing some universal qualities which will make sense of the world in some underlying way. Conversely, there is the opposite proposition: that all traditions are distinct and particular to particular people. After all, if there is no such thing as a generic man without a distinct culture or tradition, then stimuli will be reacted to differently at both the micro and macro scale.