Alastair Somerville

Aug 10, 2019

5 min read

Whoops Apocalypse

Nuclear bomb exploding

The problems of Normal today are embedded in history.

This is not unique.

It’s worth looking at how professional and scientific systems have had embedded problems that affect how they try to create positive change but are trapped by foundational myths that divert them into supporting negative norms.

I’ll talk of four systems here:

  • Anthropology