Progress versus man?

The issue of progress is more general than its contradictory usage now current.
We can and should critique idea of progress, but ‘progress’ is definably present in world history…AND in the whole evolutionary scheme: which means human emergence is some kind of progress (subject to debate no doubt): we can’t really separate man from the paleolithic. The case for a critique of civilization is strong but the overall progression of the whole which is mysterious and more than human effort does indeed make us wonder about the ‘original sins’ of man (to rip a theological term out of its sockets).
The point here is that getting rid of civilization would only show the confusions of man highlighted as from man…

Source: [Marxism] The Price of “Progress” – CounterPunch.org

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