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  • JoeCarter

    Joe CarterJoined

    As far as I can tell, mutual stake in each other's success is a recipe for a better world, so I do my best to find and see things as they are, and share what I see as useful.

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      JoeCarter
      JoeCarterJoe Carter
      Another pivotal study. Thanks for sharing. I am guessing there is a cultural aspect to the impact of priming as well, perhaps an interrelated set of nested influences that make certain perceptions more or less likely. Different cultures respond …
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    • JoeCarter
      JoeCarter
      JoeCarterJoe Carter
      A couple thoughts here on the nature of identity. I could be missing something(s). Although it is hyperbolic to say; "People are amazing. We can cut our fingers and bleed playing too forcefully on the High E string of an air guitar" there appears …
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    • JoeCarter
      JoeCarter
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      I am done trying to clarify with you. It is not working. If you address me in posts I will simply ignore you. Sorry we do not seem to be able to connect in a meaningful way.
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    • JoeCarter
      JoeCarter
      JoeCarterJoe Carter
      You said: "It sort of seems like you are suggesting that evolution is being driven by a larger organism with foresight into the future. Not only that but it suggests that evolution is not independent but controlled by a prime mover of sorts." For …
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    • JoeCarter
      JoeCarter
      JoeCarterJoe Carter
      I am with you on an expectation that the morphology of sentient biological-esque creatures across the cosmos would reflect a wider range of body types based on influences from local environments, far more so than Star Trek depicts. One thing I …
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      JoeCarter
      JoeCarterJoe Carter
      Convergent evolution is when organisms independently evolve similar traits as a result of having to adapt to similar environments or ecological niches. It is a clear indication of the influence of environmental factors on morphology over time. My …
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    • JoeCarter
      JoeCarter
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      No worries about disagreeing. I appreciate the feedback. Fair enough on a spiritual faith type focus for you as an individual, also fair enough on what you believe should perhaps be the center of focus for everyone. I think we might be more likely …
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    • JoeCarter
      JoeCarter
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      The Hegelian Dialectic is sometimes described as “the art of finding the answer by way of establishing the polar ends of an argument, then looking for a solution within that spectrum”. On the surface it seems reasonable. Understanding the problem …
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    • paulduplantis
      JoeCarter
      JoeCarterJoe Carter
      Here's a couple thoughts: Read Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, by Steven …
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    • paulduplantis
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      Matt Ridely calls the emergent property that comes from the exchange of ideas you are talking about "When ideas have sex". I'd love to hear more about the book if you are at a point where sharing is …
    • paulduplantis
      JoeCarter
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      As far as I know, it was entirely by doing that we once learned. Dance and ritual then played a prominent role and later increasing sophistication of abstractions were woven into the tapestry, increasing our temporal and spacial vision as well as …
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    • paulduplantis
      JoeCarter
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      I heard an interesting talk called "A Rational Approach to Oral Tradition and Stonehenge" by Lynne Kelly which pointed out the way oral cultures process things quite differently. My guess is there are some useful pieces of information that can be …
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    • paulduplantis
      JoeCarter
      JoeCarterJoe Carter
      Possibly. I do think every agent of influence is a system has critical thresholds that, if surpassed either upward or downward, shift the behavioral dynamic of that system. There is a difference between drinking and being a drunk. In the first case …
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    • cvdavis
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      > Viruses can and have fit into our own DNA as well as other creatures. This is not something that has shaken the foundations of evolutionary theory but rather been incorporated as a small part of the larger puzzle. I completely agree. If we …
    • cvdavis
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      I will attempt to digest what you have said and consider the value of attempting to clarify or not. I recognize I am trying to push past existing conventions and that comes with more than a slight risk to both opportunity and of error. I really …
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