Re: "the species' immune system"

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 10:23:05 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey wrote,

> It may not be a linear or asmptotic effect, but more of a bell curve effect as
> is seen in things like population growth versus education or standard of
> or per capita pollution versus standard of living. These things are a bit
> my own research, so I leave it as an exercise to the reader...

As an exercised reader, I tend to think the species will modify and /or evolve
its immune system in such a way as to cause it to become less toxic to its own
welfare (and that of symbiotic ecologies). That may not mean complete
transcendence of violence, but it will, I think, require tempering tribal
warfare instincts with something new. After all, if the US can tolerate drugging
a large segment of its children with Ritalin, then it ought to tolerate using
(much more) robotics in war.

--J. R.

A day without sunshine is like, well, night.

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