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September 09, 2008

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Pangolin

The nasty thing about making a living as a culture is that we seem to have retained a genetic impulse to stick a big stupid guy out front as leader.

This was fine when humans needed a big idiot to charge the lions with fire-brands in the middle of the night but it's lethal in an industrial democracy.

We need to find a method of short circuiting this genetic circuitry through culture and educate children accordingly.

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