21.01.2013   11:38

A Curious Tendency Toward Doom

Peak oil predictions go back at least to the 1850’s. Predictions of “the end of oil” have been with us as long as oil itself… Peak Oil catastrophism is largely a manifestation of our primary cultural myth: that all things end with suffering, death, and then resurrection. Belief in apocalypse is programmed into western civilization. Given our heritage, “the end is nigh” is the nearly unavoidable personal and collective response to times of uncertainty and rapid change.


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