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  •  You mean, to be as stupid as a yeast cell... (3+ / 0-)
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    ... reproducing until the whole crew of 'em die in their own waste products and/or of starvation.

    Yeah, pretty depressing.

    •  We got germ theory... (0+ / 0-)

      ...and calculus, and group theory, and Bach.  Even if we go out tomorrow, I think we could have done worse.  

      And we will go out, soon or late.  Success would have its own adaptive arc, and genomes are not static things.  "We" isn't permanent.  It is the definition of tragedy to almost complete an arc and fall,  and we got that, for sure.  And likely take a lot of what was here with us.  But species always die.  

      ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

      by jessical on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 05:47:45 PM PST

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