Progress?

The verdict is still out whether it might be better to have remained being a simple hunter-gatherer in the past and not to have had additional brain genes which enabled us to make superb flesh scrapers and axes out of flint. Without such innovations our children might not be suffering today from diesel fumes nor, when adolescent, committing suicide in higher numbers from year to year because of automation and an increasing lack of worthwhile jobs and normal social roles for all.

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