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Friday, May 27, 2016

Emergence: Section Three, Earth; Part Twenty, Collective, Collected Chapters



Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter One: Family  
Pt. 20, Ch. 01
The care of a loving family is like the wet, clinging mesh of a spiderweb. Familial obligations are invisible bonds.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Two: Kin
Pt. 20, Ch. 02
Family becomes a clan. Loyalties are set in the body, by chemicals, enzymes, and proteins; bonds we do not question.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Three: Village
Pt. 20, Ch. 03
Hierarchies emerge in village life; at the well, the markets, places of worship, judgment. The center is everything.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Four: Tribe  
Pt. 20, Ch. 04
There was safety and competition, there were shared customs, stories, and rituals in the tribe. There was otherness.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Five: City
Pt. 20, Ch. 05
People flowed into the urban centers to trade, and work. Families dispersed, becoming less important than neighbors.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Six: State    
Pt. 20, Pt. 06
Cities gathered villages to themselves, as families did kin, in ancient bonds of vassalage; bond of the imagination.
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Collective; Part Twenty,
Chapter Seven: Nation

Pt. 20, Ch. 07
Common language, and custom formed nations out of states, for security, prosperity; old allegiances shifting outward.
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Emergence:
Section Three, Earth
Part Twenty, Collective
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 20, Collective
Chapters
01 Family
02 Kin
03 Village
04 Tribe
05 City
06 State
07 Nation
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#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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