A very brief summary of The Fourth Turning, for use in a TGD discussion.
Per this book, there's a sequence of national moods (USA, and elsewhere), and a resulting sequence of moods of generations.
You have a crisis. The young are in the forefront of resolving it. Great Depression, WWII. They call that particular generation "GI." Earlier crises: US…Continue
I had the thought a while back to chart when major inventions and scientific theories were done over the past two centuries, roughly. Consider the result. Scientific theories are in <> brackets. Tweak it, add your own, discard some of mine. A few are debatable. For example, plastics weren't invented all at once, so I picked an important one, nylon.…
What if the human race, the earth, and all traces of humanity were to be erased by some cosmic disaster -- say, in 6 months, or 50 years? What would you do with the time left? Would the elimination of us and our culture -- no prospect even of aliens or future life discovering what we were -- make it all…Continue