[ExI] Evo-psych/was Re: The Extro List- Past/Future

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 14 20:40:14 UTC 2009

--- On Tue, 4/14/09, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 6:17 AM, Dan
> <dan_ust at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > --- On Mon, 4/13/09, spike <spike66 at att.net>
> wrote:
> >> The best of times were these.
> >
> > All of you have to stop falling into this nostalgia
> funk.  You're intelligent and creative enough to come up
> with new ideas and bounce them off each other.  Why not
> focus on that and transcend this depressive reminiscing?
> I have been rereading Accelerando, which thoroughly mines
> the
> Extropian list of the early 90s for ideas.  There
> actually were not
> more than a couple of dozen ideas over a 6 year period of
> time, so one
> every three months would do it.
> Lots of new ideas, reformulating sociology in terms of
> evolutionary
> psychology, cortical column simulation as in Conway's Life
> as a path
> to AI, and using gravity gradient "space anchors" as a way
> to counter
> light pressure effects on power satellites.
> But these topics don't generate discussion here.

Let's try!  What's wrong with evolutionary psychology?  To me, some of it seems like a rehash of earlier attempts to physicalize consciousness.





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