Re: Dinosaur extinction anyone?

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sun May 13 2001 - 11:08:55 MDT

On Sunday, May 13, 2001 4:16 AM wrote:
> > On the flip side, we have plenty of examples of super
> > robust, super-adaptable species, such as rats, mosquitos
> > and humans. spike
> We don't actually adapt: we cheat, using technology.
> It forms a hyperadaptive, insulating layer between us
> and the harsh environment, homeostating the technowomb
> within. Are you feeling cozy yet?

I think this is only considering adaptations narrowly as new big [stuff we
can see if the fossil record] body biologically made parts. If you also
include other stuff -- changes to brains, changes to behavior, and so on --
then you might change your assessment of human adaptability. Certainly,
technology matches up well with behaviorial changes.


Daniel Ust
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