Out with the Old, In with the New

I read an interesting article today by Robin Phillips about social networking sites and the worldview that they communicate and foster.  Here's an excerpt:

"Facebook can be seen as the final culmination of a long stream of technologies - from the newspaper to the telegraph to the television to the internet - which pander to the human bias for newness. This bias has always been part of the human species, since a key element to our survival has been our brains’ instinctive gravitation to the most recent changes in our environment. But while this can be useful in helping us to detect the slight movement of a leopard in the tree above us, or the movement of a snake in the corner of our tent, the Internet has pandered to the brains’ tendency to focus on what is recent at the expense of what is enduring."

You can read the entire article here.

By the way, here is an excellent, brief article on defining a Christian worldview.

 

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