[Edu-sig] Postmortem of my OSCON talk

Kirby Urner urnerk at qwest.net
Mon Aug 8 17:54:59 CEST 2005

> Evolution is a trial and error process.
> Considering the nature of the curve that tracks our history on the planet,
> and the development of the kind of technology which we are referring to,
> there is nothing to be learned by a look in the rear view mirror.

I would not eagerly seek advice from someone who discounts all lessons of
the past.

> More important then being equipped with the ability to develop tools, is
> our ability to use reason.  *That* is what evolution has provided us with 
> as our survival tool.

Reason is a tool.

> Talk of an inevitable tsunami in an admission that there is something
> afoot that is beyond the control of our reason.
> I am unready to make that admission.
> Art

I'd prefer to look at the world as a vast disaster zone in which a tsunami
has already hit.  Just look at the devastation.  Now let's do something to
restore a livable world.


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