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  1. Aug 2023
    1. our systems are dysfunctional as 00:43:29 is and i would say that is evidenced by the fact that we are under extreme threat
      • for: polycrisis, adapt or die, evolutionary pressure, maladaptive
      • paraphrase
        • the fact that we could be in the early stages of extinction is evidence that there is something deeply dysfunctional about the systems we have designed
      • comment
        • from evolutionary biology perspective, also could argue that
          • we have become maladaptive due to the huge mismatch between
            • rate of genetic biological evolution and
            • rate of human cultural evolution
          • in other words,
            • human (cultural) progress,
            • cumulative cultural evolution,
            • gene-culture coevolution
            • has resulted in progress traps
          • Progress traps leading to our progress traps may be evolutions milestone / marker / indicator to us that
          • we must now evolve to our next stage if we are to even survive
          • in other words, the polycrisis itself may be contextualized as an evolutionary pressure to adapt or die
  2. Oct 2020
  3. Sep 2016
  4. Dec 2015
    1. For them, attachments to abundant heat are indeliblyingrained across their skins, tastes and perceptions

      Do you think it's possible for them to re-adapt to lower temperatures and acquire a new set of preferences for different climate characteristics?

  5. Oct 2015
    1. But the Law of hospitality makes it difficult for any ethical program, even one carried out by a computational machine, to remain in place forever. The future of ethical programs requires a continuous vigilance in this regard, a vigilance that insists upon constant reexamination of the laws.

      This too possess awesome potential for discussions of civility and the political paradigm of any given moment.

  6. Oct 2013
    1. it must adapt itself to an audience of untrained thinkers who cannot follow a long train of reasoning
  7. Sep 2013
    1. The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument, or follow a long chain of reasoning.

      Adapt material to audience

    1. it must adapt itself to an audience

      This seems to align more with Isocrates, that rhetoric depends on context and takes into account the audience