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As I will demonstrate, it’s no exaggeration to say that without anarchy we would be living in the dark ages, which are a pretty good example because it turns out that during that period the Catholic Church was doing a stellar job of repressing the greatest example of anarchy known to humankind.

I’m talking, of course, about science — that glorious exhibition of anarchic principles in operation, continuously demonstrating that anarchy can work, and that it works remarkably well.

Consider this sobering thought: the scientific community as an anarchic structure spent the last century having quickly adopted the utterly insane (for the time) premise of quantum mechanics and has been implementing and improving on it ever since, to the benefit of humanity as a whole. The United States of America, on the other hand, is a “representative democracy” that’s like 300 years old or something, and it still can’t quite agree to the wacky notion that all humans deserve equal rights and representation under the law, much less make good on that promise, which featured front-and-center in the Constitution which incorporated it. …


Dacoda Nelson

I’m an IT consultant, I studied physics, and I enjoy securities analysis in my free time, when I’m not writing. He/him or they/them. BLM!

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