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Sosc 1340 Tutorial 1 assignment: Notes Myth of progress: belief/ideology that the human condition will inevitably improve Progress trap: something that hinders our movement (people think its useful and is going to help us progress but in reality, is a trap and is moving us backwards) (belief that it is making our lives easier when it’s not) Example: the amount of water used to produce meat (livestock) we’re producing more and more meat but we’re losing more and more of our natural recourses to produce the meat (by doing this we’re bringing in more negative consequences. Such as effecting the ozone layer, deforestation) Progress: forward or onward movement toward a destination. In what ways might the ‘acceleration of change’ reinforce the idea that progress ‘consists of irreversible changes in one direction only, and that this direction is towards improvement’?
Why does Wright think we need to study past civilizations?

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