Comment by Jim Kalb re: posting on Political correctness versus natural selection:
"One way to explain what has happened is that people decided there is no personal God, so the world around us isn't intended or meaningful.
"You can't trust it and you certainly don't want it to dominate you. Salvation lies in escape.
"In Buddhism escape from that situation involved something that looks like personal extinction. In the West it has involved self-deification."