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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:26 PM

8. H. T. Odum had something to say about situations like this.

Some principle or other...

Oh yeah, this one:

"The maximum power principle can be stated: During self-organization, system designs develop and prevail that maximize power intake, energy transformation, and those uses that reinforce production and efficiency."

It looks to me like civilization-as-complex-system is doing what it always does. It's trying to maximize its power intake. Same as it's doing with wind, solar, hydro ..

Oh, and in this corner of the ring we have the current and former heavyweight energy champion of the world! Let's hear it for ...THE FOSSIL... still the undefeated champion after Two Hundred Years!!!

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