We humans are a remarkable species with an extraordinary drive to understand ourselves and our place in a complex and evolving universe. In search of such understanding, we develop cultural narratives that express our shared understanding of who we are and why. Science calls these narratives theories. They guide us in making the individual and collective choices by which we organize as families, clans, identity groups, societies—and now as a global civilization.
If we get our narrative wrong, we get our choices wrong in ways that can make us a threat to ourselves and to the living Earth from which we evolved. Our current narrative is deeply flawed.