Language is an interesting concept and among some of the more fascinating is English. A mongrel hotchpotch to begin with that continues to grow and add new words each day, even some of its slang has origins in other languages.
Words such as shampoo and bungalow come from India; Cha is the Japanese word for tea and, in turn, English slang for the same. Bacardi is a contraction of three Cuban words that entered the English lexicon during the early 20th century and now means white rum of any brand; at least as far as the English speaking peoples are concerned.
The list is endless and as such seamlessly populates the language without let or hinderance; it happens and we accept it without even blinking.
These last weeks I have become a curious creature wandering, in wonder, along the dusty corridors of human history and it occurred to me that this willingness to include and adapt is a variant on the essence of survival it is a vital component of evolution. Without change we stagnate and die.
This then led me to my next thought: What is the purpose of fundamentalism or conservatism? Great descriptive words, true, but neither one of them has anything to do with survival, development or evolution? They are just sad notions designed to carry us down that awful road to oblivion; devotees of those two words cannot abide change. . . they see no need to evolve.