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  1. Sep 2016
  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. Oct 2013
    1. it must adapt itself to an audience of untrained thinkers who cannot follow a long train of reasoning
  5. 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