Re: Is speed/technology really progress? LO49

Tobin Quereau (
Thu, 9 Feb 1995 10:48:04 -0600 (CST)

Thanks for the comments, John. Your examples are very effective. I would
expect that the human condition is one that illustrates the concept of
self-organizing behaviors par excellance! The issue may be whether we can
observe and understand the "emergent, self-organizing behaviors" that _do_
exist, and whether or not we can _influence_ them effectively rather than
"control" them. The effort at intervention and control just stimulates new
"emergent behaviors" anyway....

Tobin Quereau
Host's Note: Tobin is replying to John's msg = LO39.