Re: electric meme bombs

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Sat 02 Nov 2002 - 21:21:35 GMT

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    What a mistake to make ! What are monads Scotts !

    But what I wrote I stick by,

    > >----- Original Message -----
    > >From: "Scott Chase" <>
    > > > Yet bacteria rule the planet.
    > > >
    > > > If you draw an imaginary line from monad to man and generalize from
    > > > 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"
    > > > "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....
    > >
    > >
    > Yet nomads are humans. The path from hardy beduin to city dweller wasn't
    > what I had in mind. I was talking about monads which were the supposed
    > fundamental units of more complex life forms. Anyhow, monads are not
    > or vice versa.
    > There's still unicellular life forms out there and they are doing quite
    > well. They didn't fall out of favor with evolution. Yes more complex life
    > forms resulted from evolution, but I see no progressive overarching
    > tendency.

    That fact is religiously inspired, life must have is goal ! Death must have a meaning !

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