Palaeontology: Homo sapiens sapiens should know enough to know better.
The Scientist's Course: From ignorance, to inspiration, to indifference.
Nuances: The pessimist thinks the abyss is half-empty, the optimist insists it's half-full.
Realistic Development Goals: Though we're doomed to be dumb and dead, destitution is not anybody's lot.
Democracy: The Origin: Placation of upstarts by the powers that be.
Killers: Only disease has destroyed more of us than metaphor and euphemism.
Diogenes and co.: We ostracize the wise as 'cynics' for mixing insight with irony.
Trappings: Take any distant ancestor, strip him, shave his head: there you are!
Acclaim: Few seem contemptuous of the adulation of those they deem contemptible.
Cutting Edges: The only remedy to contemporary frenzy that lasts is the past.