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But there is no such thing as "a steady-state human culture and economy."  If, by that, one is postulating a dynamic system where all State/Condition variables and constants give rise to a dynamic stasis.  The key word there is "dynamic."  It's possible to have a "steady-state" as long as that state is dissipative.  Once any variable is or turns additive a system tends to seek a new equilibrium point.

The greater the affective strength of a variable - such as population growth - the sooner the system will move.

 

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by ATinNM on Thu Apr 15th, 2010 at 11:52:50 AM EST
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