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The idea of Earth as a victim to man's arrogance is further explored in sections 4 and 5.. Quinn works to dismantle the idea that the world was lost without man. What is most interesting, though, is that the ideas are not presented as some sort of new information. Instead, Quinn implies through the narrator that we all understand these truths already. Consider the narrator's reaction when he articulates the premise of Mother Culture's story. He knows that it should make him irate, but he instead feels frozen. The implication is that we already know these things - we just simply refuse to look at them from a different angle than the one Mother Culture suggests. Like him, we blindly accept the version of history that has been fed to us.