Second Darwinian Revolution

Environmental Sociology and the Second Darwinian Revolution

All great stuff Paul, as far as it goes.

No explicit mention made of complexity theory.

No explicit mention of the fact that being human seems to involve about 20 different levels of cooperative systems, with many sets of systems at each level, influencing systems both within and between levels; or the need for attendant strategies at every level of cooperative systems to prevent invasion by cheating strategies.

No explicit mention of the many sorts of unknowability, including quantum uncertainty, truly random processes, fractal systems, maximal computational complexity in some classes of systems, chaotic systems, etc.

No explicit mention of the roles of implicit framing in cultural constructs, most importantly in the scarcity based valuation paradigm implicit in markets that necessarily values any universal abundance at zero; and the clash that now brings with fully automated systems now able to deliver universal abundance in an exponentially expanding set of goods and services.

No explicit mention of the logical requirement for radical acceptance of diversity once one acknowledges freedom (in a context of social, ecological and physical responsibility – rather than as any sort of unconstrained whim or fancy).

So some really good stuff in what you say, but nowhere near enough to come to a useful understanding of the sort of situation we actually find ourselves in, right now, and the sorts of systemic responses that are appropriate to deliver reasonable probabilities of individual life and individual liberty!

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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