The status quo is reality. People don't question the existing state of affairs, especially if it's been repeated enough times as the norm in the name of social, scientific and economic progress. But how do we define progress in our species? Through advancements in energy, economics, agriculture, technology? All of the above? What about advancements in Humanity?
Humanity has taken a back-door to what we define as progress. The problem is we still live in a world where people believe:
...that killing a person is unacceptable but killing millions of people through war is all good in the name of peace.
...that scientific method and its conclusions are totally unbiased, unfiltered and independent from the objectives of those funding the experiments.
...that it's acceptable to assume that drinking a cup of fluoridated water will prevent tooth decay, but swallowing that same amount of fluoride in toothpaste warrants an immediate call to poison control
...that poisoning and burning the body to kill cancer, while leaving the immune system completely shattered is a very logical process to healing
Yes, most of society still associates with and believes in all of the above.
Do you see a problem here?
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.