The Borg Collective? LO11747

J.C. Lelie (
Thu, 09 Jan 1997 01:18:53 -0800

Replying to LO11705 --

Hi Martha,

i'm a bit in a hurry, so this might be too short:

> I should've said so more clearly, but what I was trying to say is that
> we humans have the rare chance to affect how we evolve. Of course we
> can't assure ourselves of evolving the way we alone choose.

I see evolution as a process, as evolving, a set of processes like Weick's
changing <--> enacting <--> selection <--> retention, and sure, we're now
able to this faster than ever before. Mainly because we've switched from
DNA to language. A big issue here becomes 'intentional change' which i
think leads into trouble when one starts applying values and emotions. And
at the same time these are needed to keep the processes going.

But we
> don't have to wait to evolve into only what Mother Nature gives us,
> ether, because we are self aware, we think, and we can plan. We can,
> if we choose, nurture and promote the make-the-most-of-the-individual
> type of evolution.

Are you aware of a science fiction movie which featured a book by friendly
aliens, helping us to make peace and prosper, called something like:
'create more with human beings'? It turned out to be a cooking book.

Take care with strangers,



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