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The Genocide of the Curious Mind

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The Renaissance Man is an anachronism in our modern society, due to the huge driving force toward specialization.  No longer is a writer a writer, a chemist a chemist, or a philosopher a philosopher. They are each specialized in a subdivision of their field, often with little interest in other realms of knowledge (within their field, let alone even daring to venture outside of it). This specialization hinders progress, as each group of specialist develops a highly distinct, individualistic mode of communication (a new, lonely language) that excludes non-specialist and hence fortifies the barrier of communication (with two-inch thick rebar) between humans.  


Attempting to conform to the modern inclination often leaves the Polymath filled with a strong sense of emptiness and mental inanition. They experience an internal conflict between their nature and the shame of their varied interest and their complex intellect (imposed by society).  With our current arsenal of sticks and stones, can our inquisitive nature win this war against society with their weapons of mass destruction? How can we break these mental shackles imposed by assembly-line educational?  How can we be free to explore the innermost regions of our mind and of our limitless consciousness? How can we end this horrible, inhumane, senseless genocide of the curious mind? We will explore the answers to these questions at BIL. See you in Monterey!


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