On 10/6/2013 1:02 PM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
2013/10/6 meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net <mailto:meeke...@verizon.net>>
On 10/6/2013 9:08 AM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
Some academies are just prostituted to rotten (sometime) politics,
to get enough funding to survive.
Money is not the problem. Black, obscure and grey money is the problem.
Wait, this is indeed the most fundamental question!
/How knowledge interact with money and power in society and convert itself
beliefs as a system that prevent further knowledge must be an integral part
/For me this meta-knowledge about knowledge faith and power is a more
question than knowledge itself./
I think that people don' t want knowledge primarily. What they aim at, is
living being, and in fact, like any stable dynamic auto-regulated
*/ to reduce uncertainty/*.
Naah. If that were true they'd never climb Mt. Everest or race motorcycles
explore new territory. People are complex, they want different things at
times. Sometimes it's comfort and security, sometimes it's adventure,
companionship and sometimes it's competition, sometimes it's leisure,
strife. Evolution just dictates that sometimes its sex and progeny.
Good, but some of those complexities comes from the complex that is reducing
uncertainty in so complex systems such are human societies. First, either evolution
dictates nothing or it dictates everything, because societies are also a product o
evolution. under a gene-meme multilevel selection process, where memes is in the top of
To climb mount Everest has egoistic and altruistic aspects. The egoistic ones try to
increase individual fitness, by fame , respect or money. All of them are individual
uncertainty reducers, because they increase resources for survival and reproduction,
that is, survive against the entropic noise of death and forgetting, and assure the
survival of the personal meme-gene legacy.
But there is something altruistic also (well the former is not so egoistic at last) Sir
Helmunt Hillary climbed the Everest not only for himself, but for England. Because he
wanted the flag of England to wave above all nations. To contemplate your nation as
powerful and respectable by other nations is not only a uncertainty reducer for you but
also for generations to come that share your gene-meme legacy.
All you've done is fuzzy up "uncertainty reduction" so it can serve as an explanation for
anything. That was my objection of Nietzsche's "will to power": In a straightforward
reading it's false. After enough explication it's turned into "accomplishing something
you probably wanted to" and it becomes a tautology.
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