november 15, 2022 – BLOG ENTRY 8
I don’t want to trash scientists and their contributions. Despite all the doom and gloom in our newsfeeds every day, the world is improving. Scientists are probably so smug because they’ve spent their lives helping bring food, water, medicine, power, and education to the world. Of course, it could always be better (I said that for the “yeah-but” crowd – you know who you are), but one only has to look at the declining global poverty rate to see the progress. According to the World Bank Poverty and Inequality Platform, from 1981 to 2018, the extreme poverty rate went from 43% to 9% of the world’s population! From 2010 to 2018 alone, almost 600 million people were able to raise themselves out of extreme poverty! That’s right, 600,000,000 in just eight years! Scientists are amazing creatures. They only need to start thinking out of the box regarding the human brain and consciousness.