[iDC] Defending UC

Maria Droujkova droujkova at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 18:27:39 UTC 2011

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 12:30 PM, John Hopkins <neo at neoscenes.net> wrote:

> Hallo Stephen:
> >> C'mon, it's human nature to grab for what you can.
> hmmm, I stand corrected, it's the nature of living systems ...
> > No it isn't. It's deviant behavior. Something approaching psychotic
> > behavior. It's human nature to share, especially with friends and family.
> > It's human nature to take only what is needed, and to leave the rest to
> > everyone else.

Both behaviors may be natural, depending on the environment.

This reminds me of various experiments on animals. For example, in crowded
small cages most rats press the "pleasure button" or eat drugs till they die
of exhaustion, but if they have enough space, very few do. Crowded-cage rats
wage war on other families and kill their own family members, and free-range
rats do not.

Maria Droujkova

Make math your own, to make your own math
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