1. Nature/culture divides
2. Historical teleology
3. Artificial views of technology
4. Normative views of the body & ability
6. Their focus on population, often bleeding into eugenics & border control (Edward Abbey, Daniel Quinn & ITS come to mind)
9. Their belief in eschatology
10. Their artificial definitions of cities & often civilization, which very frequently cede said definitions to the very people they criticize (Wengrow, Scott, Graeber & Sahlins forcefully show this in general)
1. Darwin: we are not biologically special or pre determined
2. Marx (& Durkheim): we are not the drivers of but are driven by history & society
3. Nietzsche: get REKT humanity
So, I count them in the anti modern & anti human (more accurately they’re paradoxically modern & paradoxically humanist)
B. Coercively or geographically confined/immobile
C. Patriarchy & cishetnormativity force childbirth
D. Primitive accumulation and/or capital encourage birth as a capital stock
1. The crises were Global in nature (ice age)
2. The foragers at hand were confined by geography and/or
3. The foragers at hand were confined by nearby states
4. Finally studies shows that fertility falls as income, equality, democracy, literacy, women’s rights, quality of life, and mobility rise.
2. technological, geographic &/or ecological determinism, and/or
This is how history would have turned out. Clearly they’re falsified!
1. Hubris is bad
2. Modernism, teleology & civilization comprise distinct ideologies with causal import not unique to or reducible to capitalism, and they operated in pre-, non-, and post- capitalist societies
4. Distinction & legitimacy drive substantial historical behaviors
6. Humanism, as a belief in humans as distinct from animals, self conscious & aware, free from society, culture, technology, language, ecology & biology, is false
10. Perhaps the biggest cause of problems in the world are attempts at solutions!
There is perhaps intellectual & moral vice more destructive on a personal & political level, no screed with a higher body count, than that of hubris, of epistemic, cultural, psychological, ontological & scientific arrogance.