Nye 11 and conclusion

19th century belief in steady progress progress gives way to 20th century modernism--people found themselves living in a much more confusing world

Different versions:


Three stories:

foundation narratives that are second creation stories--we can improve on God's creation through technology, even make ourselves new worlds.  Enabling assumptions:

There is more variety in counternarratives but they revolve around several key ideas

In the 20th century a compromise narrative developed: the recovery narrative

Present day competing narratives