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Killing, as a part of society, is much more common. The main thing that I’ll have to communicate is why somebody who thinks about what the laws of nature are has something to say about Darwin and the impact and the role of Darwin in our contemporary thinking over all fields.

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One of them is Einstein and the revolution of physics started by Einstein, both relativity theory and quantum theory. Even genes inside yourself, which propagate themselves selfishly teecera meiosis may do so by mimicking particular sub-sections of other genes so as to get copied an extra time, even though the rest of the genome, if you asked their opinion, would be against this extra copying. And that’s the way in which culture can potentially change the dynamics of how the judgment gets made.

The bad new is that the forces we’re dealing with—that is, of deceit and self-deception—are very powerful.


Here is the idea that I want to give you tonight, in the next few minutes. But it turns out that when this game is played, in many many different countries, the typical offer is exactly in the range seen here: Originally from south boston, john is an impresario and promoter of scientific ideas who strives to change the way all educated people think about the world. So in one example, there are crocodiles coming to eat five people in the river; you’re in a canoe, you can move those crocodiles off to where they will kill one.


The individual’s startled and runs for cover, you grab the food. But it was Einstein who first took these ideas and made them into science, and made them into science which, as far as we know, is true, is much better science than the previous Newton science.

Today, I want to engage you in a game that I hope will bring to life my thinking in the last few years. Now war, in the sense of battles between large numbers of soldiers, is an evolutionarily very recent phenomenon. For example, if I do something that is beneficial to you or to others, I will use the active voice: Scientific topics receiving prominent play in newspapers and magazines over the past several years include molecular biology, artificial intelligence, artificial life, chaos theory, massive parallelism, neural nets, the inflationary universe, fractals, complex adaptive systems, superstrings, biodiversity, nanotechnology, the human genome, expert systems, punctuated equilibrium, cellular automata, fuzzy logic, space biospheres, the Gaia hypothesis, virtual reality, cyberspace, and teraflop machines.

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Here’s example number two. They demonstrated that Literature is not is not just the province of the old school of the humanities culture. Jonn no need in the modern way of talking about biology for any absolute concepts for any things that were always true and will always be true.

Please pair off with somebody. One example I always loved was a man in San Francisco who ran into a telephone pole with his car, and he described it to the police as, “the pole was approaching my car, I attempted to swerve out of the way, when it struck me”.

This is not to say that science will take over philosophy.

Scientists are communicating directly with the general public. If an out-group member does something nice, you give a specific description of it: Defeated, he replies “Okay, not the switch either. First, people in the sciences did not make an effective case for the implications of their work.


It’s called psychopathy—people who are known for massive killings. They will even, I have to tell you, mimic the feces, or droppings, of their predators. So space has no meaning apart from a network of relationships and time is nothing but change in that network of relationships. Or networks of people in interaction, in social interaction. The space never changes. So in the switch case of a train, you foresee the consequence, but you are not intending the harm as a means to the greater good.

But the dna molecule is the medium, its not the message. There is also low feedback from members of an outside group.

So these kinds of manipulations of reality are occurring largely unconsciously, in a way that’s perhaps similar to what Marc Hauser in his talk was saying about morality.

If you go away—in any direction—from the settings of the dials that we have, there’s no more stars, there’s no more hundred-something nuclei which are stable, there is just hydrogen. The recent publishing successes of serious science books have surprised only the old-style intellectuals.

Their view is that these books are anomalies–that they are bought but not read. Throughout history, intellectual life has been marked by the fact that only a small number of people have done the serious thinking for everybody else. You work through the principles in a conscious, reasonable, rational way.

That’s example number one. Live, in London So the question has gone from, what are the laws? They have an unstated policy—a social behavior of high levels of infanticide. But you are standing next to the train tracks, and you can flip a switch and turn that train onto a sidetrack, where there’s one person.