Chapter One: The PreVerse: A Modern Creation Story
How we came to be, rooted in modern understanding. Crafted for those unwilling to leave reason & experience at the door.
Why? Many who’ve left traditional communities no longer share a common story. Without this, we struggle to build shared values.
We excised our myths and replaced them with too-weak alternatives. Here we plant a flag. Here we say “this I believe.”
“[Homo Sapiens] can weave common myths such as the biblical creation story, the Dreamtime myths of aboriginal Australia, and the Nationalist myths of modern states. Such myths give sapiens the unprecedented ability to cooperate flexibly in large numbers.” —Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens