[ExI] If we were all like Darwin... mixed blessing

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 9 13:36:26 UTC 2009

--- On Tue, 6/9/09, Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> wrote:
> >From what I've read of his writing, he was an excellent
> writer, pithy.
> He was of strong moral character. He was strongly rational.
> He was a
> spectacular observer of the world around him (really very
> useful if
> you aspire to rationality!), which is at the root of his
> discovery of
> the mechanisms of selection. He also seems to have been
> gentle
> (although he was into hunting), kind, and optimistic.
> Overall, well worth emulating. If we were mostly like
> Darwin, it'd be
> an extraordinary world.

Yes, one where everyone would wait and wait and wait before publishing.  Things would move extremely slowly as most would opt to only publish their ideas probably posthumously.  Of course, some might welcome this, arguing so that so much less garbage would be published.  I'm sure that would be, but only after losing so many gems that'd languish in someone's drawer or drive...




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