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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on December 23, 2001 19:02:35 UTC

What is wrong with this?
Alexander said "Physics applies to everything."
(I don't really ignore him.)

Well, then
. . . physics and math can help save us:
"The human brain and society's information systems are selecting Earth's future ecosystems."

The universe's cybernetic causation hierarchies branch where there is infrastructure...either at simple randomizing branches or more mysterious ones, such as in a pliant human brain, the
"mathematically profound" reverie chamber.

The following was posted at:
The human brain and society's information systems
are replacing
DNA and natural events
as the engine of genetic trait selection, either for species enhancement or

Science cannot "endorse" these systems without due process..
Biology can, however, observe and consider long-run effects of
these systems while denying "species improvement" claims by unproven
selection systems.

The following was posted at:
"Fitness" was never a term of approval in nature, but a term describing how nature's processes work. ( If "fitness" were a term of approval, we would be endorsing every alligator's predation of a thwarted human ancestor, for example.) Yet human society today, even more than other primates, bases its selection on abstract ideas of "approval" as expressed in ownership of currency and hierarchical social status. But those ideas are not administered by DNA information systems as natural selection
previously has been. The human brain is now coding nature as DNA and time and chance once did

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