Re: What is to be done?

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 23:09:56 -0800 (PST)

> The Low Golden Willow writes:
> >we must not only show how our envisioned society could work, we must
> >explain why current society is the way it is and why any exceptions
> >our opponents will come up with don't apply.
> Yes. Not only should we explain why people now disagree with us, but
> also why people in the past have disagreed. We especially need to
> explain the events that they used as an empirical basis for their
> claims. Hence my post on the feudal to state transition.
> Robin D. Hanson

This is an excellent point. The more I think about it, the more I am
forced to agree with the great mind of Eli Yudkowski: evolutionary
psychology is the best field of study to answer those questions.
People, and the societies they form, are the way they are because we
evolved the way we did.

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