Is there progress? According to "Arthur Koestler, for whom the human brain consisted of a little shop counter, ethical and rational (still very small), and a huge cerebral backroom, bestial, animal, territorial, charged with fears, irrationalities and murderous instincts. Millions of years would be needed, he said, for moral evolution to clear this brutal backroom."
The Enlightenment took humanity a giant step forward. But it's over eager optimism seems sad today. Both its glory and its naive failure. The nineteenth century was relatively peaceful in the west. But then the twentieth came, with its world wars. And the twenty-first started with Bush's absurd wars....... Let's hope it's not a "million years."