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Spontaneous Order

Spontaneous Order

An expansion on Ryan Faulk's 'Order is Emergent'. In philosophy, emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Fascinating interpretation of how things are. Deep yet so obvious it makes common sense.

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Guest: (3697 days ago)
What a crock of facile rubbish.
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What a crock of facile rubbish.
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MissAnneThrope MissAnneThrope (3698 days ago)
Brilliant. Pass it on...
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Brilliant. Pass it on...
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forrester106 forrester106 (3696 days ago)
consider the extremes: firing neurons to conciousness & will. If emergence (influenced by eons of cranial evolution) doesn't get you from one to the other then I think you'll find you're out of rational options.
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consider the extremes: firing neurons to conciousness & will. If emergence (influenced by eons of cranial evolution) doesn't get you from one to the other then I think you'll find you're out of rational options.
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Guest: Your name (3689 days ago)
Latest comment: Well, just because we can't think of any other options is not an explanation. It's an argument from ignorance. A bit like Searle's Chinese Room thought experiment. This begs the question of whether the Chinese Room is possible in principle. If not, it's difficult to justify any conclusion of the experiment.
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Latest comment: Well, just because we can't think of any other options is not an explanation. It's an argument from ignorance. A bit like Searle's Chinese Room thought experiment. This begs the question of whether the Chinese Room is possible in principle. If not, it's difficult to justify any conclusion of the experiment.
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Guest: Bob (3698 days ago)
Wow! So basically, systems are order. Gosh!
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Wow! So basically, systems are order. Gosh!
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Guest: G O' (3697 days ago)
It's order with 'free association' as a basis for it's existence. It makes total sense, but when the human psyche is brought into play, with individuals wanting to exert CONTROL, that is when the theory, which is good, can only fail within the bounds of the human condition. Orwell's "Animal Farm" is an analogy on communism, but it applies equally to theories on Emergent order.
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It's order with 'free association' as a basis for it's existence. It makes total sense, but when the human psyche is brought into play, with individuals wanting to exert CONTROL, that is when the theory, which is good, can only fail within the bounds of the human condition. Orwell's "Animal Farm" is an analogy on communism, but it applies equally to theories on Emergent order.
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