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Response to wtmusic (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:42 PM

30. Actually, I might try and claim that.

I think ownership is unnatural, and in that context the whole idea of theft is, if not natural, at the very least meaningless. Do cold regions of the universe "steal" heat from the hot regions?

Frankly, I'm becoming less of a humanist every day. I find I'm seeing people more and more as energy transformation mechanisms, moving along shifting power gradients of one sort or another according to what are at their core, thermodynamic principles. Most of what we think of as essential to being human is little more than dressed-up illusion and hubris.

Once the crisis hits, people will change their behaviour. If we discover we need fewer than two children per family to keep the species (or our tribe) alive, we'll find a way to do it - whether it's legislation, changing social conventions or infanticide as in the not so olden days of yore.

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