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  •  Yes to most of those. (8+ / 0-)

    After the tipping point some of the least likely scenarios pre tipping may now become very strong.   In evolution the species with adaptability find a niche they could not have found before.

    There is always a system reorganization after the jump.  With multidimensional complex systems there is no way to predict.

    An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

    by don mikulecky on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 07:36:29 PM PDT

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    •  Of course, you can get in trouble in this country (0+ / 0-)

      talkin' about eeee-volution when ever'body knows it's just a thee-ry.

      Frighteningly, that idiocy (usually expressed these days, I grant, in a bit less caricature-hick language) is very widely believed, and goes a long way toward explaining why we've done so poorly dealing with environmental issues.

      For the benefit of anyone reading these words who doesn't get the point, a "theory" isn't just a wild guess: it's a framework of explanation intended to account for observed facts and make verifiable predictions about what new facts will be found if we keep looking. Any theory which can't do both must be either modified or discarded.
      So far, while Darwinian evolutionary theory has been refined over the years, there's no sign that it needs to be tossed out. Unfortunately, too many people, some of them in high political office, don't want to hear that.

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