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Reid, please post that one in the Staff Resources section of the website -
which should be the first place we all go to look for these items before
contacting you.

Shawn
 
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Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 6:41 PM
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Subject: Re: Science Articles -- SNA and Being Human

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On 12/22/06, Ryan Lanham <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Said another way, smart apes evolved because they needed to deal with
> complex territoriality of overlapping networks-tribal rivalries versus
needs
> for broader gene pools, mating opportunities, etc.  Migrators or
> inter-actors inevitably evolve as smarter beings that can solve which
groups
> it is smart to belong to.  Said another way still, ontologies are applied
> when they make sense.  The ontologies that win-including science-based
> reason-are those that are useful for surviving in complex group domains-or
> ecosystems...

I can't believe I am hearing someone seriously suggest that the
ontology of "science and reason" is "winning" because it is "useful."

The counter-arguments are too numerous to mention, but any climate
change, global poverty, or suicide index should suffice.  The
historical contingencies involved in the "evolution" of scientism and
rationality are legion.

-p

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