Re: electric meme bombs

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Sat 02 Nov 2002 - 20:24:59 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Chase" <>
    > Yet bacteria rule the planet.
    > If you draw an imaginary line from monad to man and generalize from this
    > unidimensional and linearized view of evolution up a ladder across the
    > whole, you might tend to (mis)perceive a progressive tendency toward
    > complexity in evolution, especially if you fail to define "complex" and
    > "elaborate".

    Hi Scott,

    Not that I am willing to redraw my comment to Joe earlier on, but the line you draw from nomads to modern man is such an one I got in mind. Goulds proposal of the Full House implies IMO such possibility, that the only way up for nomads was to settle down, became farmers and went on to become modern people. For Joe this is the tendency towards complexity, for me it is the view that all started as a " singularity " or less complex or " nomadic " and than evolved into multiplicity, more complex, man....

    Same result, other bias....


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