Toward an Encyclopedia Apocalyptica

The PopMatters website has a great new column from Sean Miller, on ‘Toward an Encyclopaedia Apocalyptica‘. He takes as his starting point Kathryn Schulz’s Pulitzer-Prize-Winning article in the New Yorker about the next big earthquake to hit the Pacific North-West for a really thoughtful piece on the possibility of civilisation collapse and our cultural fixation on the notion of apocalypse.

Miller talks about The Knowledge, and muses on James Lovelock’s writings on what might be the best way for preserving crucial human understanding, and the ideal medium for storage. How do we know what we know, and how can you explain what experiments or investigations people would need to do to demonstrate truths for themselves?

Read the full article here

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