The Irreversibility of Progress - Sep 19, 2019
Several years ago I read a book titled “Hurtling Toward Oblivion” by Richard Swenson, M.D. He is a futurist, a physician as well as a specialist on the implications of social change. I heard an interview with him back in 1999 and was so interested in what he had to say that I immediately ordered his book. At the time of the interview, I was driving the 5 from San Jose to Los Angeles and cruising in the farm belt of California looking for a decent radio station. The big Christian radio station was on and the show “Focus on the Family” was playing. I normally don’t listen to this type of programming but this doctor was a different head spin. He wasn’t about religion but about the rapid advance of progress and the undeniable trends taking place across the globe. He really was accurate on the implication of social change and what was considered progress. I advise all my readers to get this book and read it gradually to digest what he is writing.