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September 23, 2019

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RE

For those interested in further thoughts on the future of Homo Sap & Planet Earth, you can listen to the discussion we ha on this topic a couple of months ago...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlFU6sXn880

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Paul Harris

Your last paragraph captures humanities essence perfectly.
But, short of massive, controlled genetic manipulation of the species to steer it onto the correct path, what do we do about it?
There’s nothing we can do, of course. This is our path and we’re reaching the end of it.

George Mobus

Several people have said that the link I provided for the Doomstead diner doesn't work(?) It did for me. But if you use RE's link to Youtube you should be able to get the interview.

Dr Scanlon

"why are human beings so stupid and ignorant?"

The Maximum Power Principle.

Nature abhors a gradient.

Joe Clarkson

And yet these "stupid" people with minimal sapience have ancestors that managed to live in equilibrium with the rest of the earth's biota for over 200,000 years. Somehow I doubt that our problems are "based on strong genetic influence".

Paul Harris

200,000 years is an eye blink. Our genetic destiny was always taking us down this path in time.
Besides, there’s no evidence that we ever lived in harmony with the rest of the biome.

George Mobus

All,

If you are interested in the idea of sapience as a unique human characteristic, which is, unfortunately, only weakly present in the majority of the population, then please read my book. We can all form opinions about what is and isn't genetic or nurture vs. nature. But whether those opinions conform to reality is dependent on scientific facts examined systemically.

I addressed the MPP in a reply to my previous blog.

George

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