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Your definitions for local and dependence may work - for the scale you apply them: local autonomy.

They probably fall apart the moment you consider them, like I assume Jake is doing, at the system-wide, global scale.

It reminds me of structural geology: on the basis of local observations one can only assume the geological history of one local area as true, for as long you don't look at the area at a regional scale - which can show you that your assumptions were perfectly holding for the scale you were using, but perfectly wrong for applying them at a larger perspective.

by Bjinse on Wed Jun 25th, 2014 at 07:57:08 AM EST
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