Re: Big government (Was: Re: Anthrax addendum.)

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Oct 17 2001 - 19:19:22 MDT

From: "Colin Hales" <>
> I'd like to see the proposed process started and allowed to find it's own
> level....if it works it'll live on...or should I say...emerge.

Yes, that's the way complex adaptive systems work...
they emerge, evolve, and adapt.
People are complex adaptive systems, and so are governments.

More about the emergence of solutions to complexity problems:
 Starting today, at the Agenda
conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., I.B.M. will begin distributing 75,000 copies
of a 39-page paper written by Mr. Horn, in which he calls the current version
of the complexity problem the industry's "next grand challenge."

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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