From: J. Andrew Rogers (
Date: Sat Nov 13 2004 - 19:34:33 MST

On Nov 13, 2004, at 5:00 PM, Randall Randall wrote:
>> To evolutionary psychology, nothing since the introduction of
>> agriculture is significant. With extremely rare exceptions, there
>> just has not been enough time for selection to take place. Evolution
>> is a *slow* process for animals with generation times in decades.
>> 100,000 years is just getting started.
> I may come back to this later this evening, but having
> read only this far, I want to exclaim that this was
> *exactly my point*. If we can see that your hypothesis
> didn't correctly predict the major cause of death during
> a decades-long time of resource depletion only a few
> hundred years ago, it seems clear that it isn't likely
> to correctly predict the current day either, since there
> hasn't been time for this kind of change!

As a general comment, how does this discussion relate to SL4? This
looks more like extropians fodder.

There are other lists this should probably be discussed on rather than
this one, if only to keep the topical signal-to-noise ratio high. It
is not enough that it is an intelligent discussion, it also needs to
fall under the umbrella of "SL4".

My 2 woolongs,

j. andrew rogers

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