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The first time I encountered this idea of evolution being transferred to the "information exostructure" was when reading Carl Sagan's Cosmos, specifically Chapter 11, The Persistence of Memory. Of course, when I read this 20 years ago I wasn't in the habit of reading the endnotes to see what original sources the chapter was based on.

We have met the enemy, and it is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 11th, 2007 at 10:43:02 AM EST
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... evolution has been transferred, or whether biological and social evolution are simply proceeding on parallel tracks, and its just the dramatically different pace of social evolution that creates the optical illusion of biological evolution coming to a standstill.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Oct 11th, 2007 at 12:02:43 PM EST
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