Re: Watches & Necklaces

From: Chris Taylor (
Date: Thu 29 May 2003 - 09:17:49 GMT

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    Education is not parasitic any more than producing armour plate on an animal that is never attacked is somehow a 'selfish' trait. Scott is right about the r vs K analogy - education equips you, although you may never need the knowledge. It is not parasitic, because it has demonstrable benefits. Mutualist, or at worst commensalist on balance.

    Wait till that meteor is heading for us, then tell me that an educated population has effectively lower fitness for being educated [I see a pyramid where a generally educated populace supports a very clever 'top' class, because knowledge is valued; although I wouldn't want to start trying to make group-based arguments...].

    Cheers, Chris.

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