Assuming Consistency where there isn’t any

I just finished Phyllis Tickle’s book, The Age of the Spirit. As usual, Tickle combines theology and realpolitk like no one else.
It made me think that we assume nothing’s going to change – when, in reality, everything (or almost everything) is changing.
This shows the European borders and their changes in the past 800 years. You can see the type of churn that Tickle’s talking about. (I muted the music, but it’s America).

We don’t like the depth of change or its pace, but it’s life.
For you geeks, here’s a great illustration of exponential growth.

As Juan Enriquez says, “No U.S. President has died under the same flag as he was born under. Ever.”

We ignore change to our peril.

 

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