Daniel Turner


The romantic myth of how living “naturally” in the past was wonderful is so ubiquitous in America, and that’s not surprising, considering this fantasy is generally common only among rich white people. Try telling a sustinence farmer’s wife in Kenya that it’s better for her to stay in her village and fetch water and prepare food all day.

The truth is that the more unnatural we get, the better life becomes for more human beings. And science and technology keeps making farming and food production LESS harmful to the environment, LESS polluting. Instead of celebrating that, we romanticize the past of diptheria, forty-year lifespans, and a 30% child mortality rate. We scream about nuclear power, which is the safest form of energy we’ve ever conceived. We shudder in fear over GMO foods, when over a trillion meals served has not recorded ONE SINGLE case of harm.

Look at the facts, enjoy the benefits, and be thankful that we live in this time and not 100 or 1,000 or 10,000 years ago.

Dan Turner
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