Tag Archives: Evolution

Do environments affect the evolution of a species?

Do environments affect the evolution of a species? [ 8/August/21 ] Absolutely – yes. Evolution requires two things. It requires a replicator, with variation, and it requires different environments that are to some degree isolated from each other. You need … Continue reading

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What is the most likely to cause humanity’s extinction?

What is the most likely to cause humanity’s extinction?Moved to this [ 6/August/21 ] Human beings working for very short term goals like: Biologists working for a wage, working on gain of function research; or Physicists working for a wage, … Continue reading

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Emptiness Dancing

Judi’s facebook post on Adyashanti – Emptiness Dancing [ 4/August/21 – “Awakening reveals that there is no personal self, and that everything is myself….”] Interesting how different our interpretations of such events can be. For me an analogy is watching … Continue reading

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What is really going on in this world?

What is really going on in this world? [ 24/July/21 ] Lots of different things, lots of different stories. If you are capable of complex abstract thought, then one can view evolution as search across increasing dimensions of complexity. When … Continue reading

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Collective intelligence

Collective Intelligence Today [ 22/July/21 – …”I think that we will only reach reflexive collective intelligence by adopting a language adequate to the organization of the digital memory.”] Kind of, and not really. The real issues seem to be deeply … Continue reading

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If you had permission and enough power to choose a goal for humanity, what will it be

If you had permission and enough power to choose a goal for humanity, what will it be? [ 12/July/21 ] Create and implement political, social and technological systems to optimize for security, freedom and empowerment generally across all sapient entities … Continue reading

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Humanity’s end goal

What is humanity’s end goal? [ 4/June/21 ] Humanity does not have goals, individual humans may. Humanity exists. A deep exploration of the strategic systems underneath the modern synthesis of evolutionary biology gives a reasonable explanation as to why humanity … Continue reading

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Is Social Darwinism true

Is Social Darwinism true? [ 4/June/21 ] Pascal Morimacil answers many aspects of this very well. The many dimensions of the modern synthesis of evolution appear to be true in all environments that support some form of replicator with variation … Continue reading

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Theory of Evolution

What can take down the theory of evolution? [ 27/May/21 ] What do you mean by the “Theory of Evolution”? If you mean the process of evolution, the very complex sets of possible causes of variation, and the ability of … Continue reading

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Comments to a Science denier on the question Did various vertebrates evolve from a common ancestor?

Reply to Did various vertebrates evolve from a common ancestor? [ 19/May/21 S Alrich wrote … “There is no reason based on observations to suggest vertebrates of different kinds are related” …] This is simply ignorant nonsense, and ignores all … Continue reading

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