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Nhoj Morley - 07 May 2019 10:22 AM

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Cheshire Cat - 11 May 2019 03:31 PM
Nhoj Morley - 07 May 2019 10:22 AM

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There is probably more truth to your post than you intended.

 
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Antisocialdarwinist - 14 May 2019 02:42 PM

So, can we put the appeal to (tangible) self-interest to bed once and for all? It’s not in our tangible self-interest to sacrifice for future generations. Nor—unless we’ve been indoctrinated to feel so—is it in our intangible self-interest.

The selfish individual may see no tangible benefits to sacrifice for future generations, but life itself, our genes seem to ‘strive’ in that direction.  The evolution of life that favours the survival of those who raise and protect offspring long enough so that they are able to produce offspring, and so on and so on.  The human instinct to protect the young often at some cost to parents attests to this.

And it should not be seen as a ‘sacrifice’ to protect our planet – it was what we should have been doing all along.  It is an evolution in the right direction to use forethought and intention in our use of Mother Earth’s resources.

To your point.  Not only are our genes not selfish; they are the most exquisite cooperators in nature.  They coordinate their own “interest” with the “interests” of all the others on the genome that acts as a template for the organism, the vehicle of their replication.  Without this coordination of interests, the organism as the vehicle of their replication couldn’t even exist.  One could argue, then, plausibly, that the reciprocal coordination of interests in cooperation constitutes the very fabric of who we are. 

If ASD were a gene, he would be eliminated by natural selection.

 

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Q: Nasruddin, how is it that you know so much?

A: When I was young I just started stringing together all the words I could think of. When that got interesting for people I could tell by the expressions on their faces. When that happened I made mental notes of what I’d been saying.

 
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burt - 23 May 2019 02:11 PM

How to Learn and Gain a Reputation

Q: Nasruddin, how is it that you know so much?

A: When I was young I just started stringing together all the words I could think of. When that got interesting for people I could tell by the expressions on their faces. When that happened I made mental notes of what I’d been saying.

Burt, that’s one of the most elegant put-downs I’ve ever read.

 
 
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Cheshire Cat - 25 May 2019 08:57 AM
burt - 23 May 2019 02:11 PM

How to Learn and Gain a Reputation

Q: Nasruddin, how is it that you know so much?

A: When I was young I just started stringing together all the words I could think of. When that got interesting for people I could tell by the expressions on their faces. When that happened I made mental notes of what I’d been saying.

Burt, that’s one of the most elegant put-downs I’ve ever read.

Not original with me.

 
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