Carryovers from Modernism
to the Post-agricultural Age
There are important carryovers from modernism to the articulation of human values for a post-agricultural age.
Modernism addressed the entire social spectrum implied by the evolving history of science, including natural history, which continues to yield evidence of important biological drivers of human behaviour.
However, the acceptance of the history of science by Modernism doesn't imply acceptance of blind biological determinism. Indeed, that conscience is manifest in all societies points to the likelihood that it is genetic in origin. Conscience, as well as violent upheaval can be a prime mover of cultural evolution. Modernism was by its nature progressive, valuing the ability and effort to envision and effect a conscionable future.