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Comment on Brief Inquiry into Vice, Balance, Motion

Olena Tue, Feb 15, 2011
Thanks for the link, Dmitri.

Interesting, I only read the intro, I think this is not necessarily "impossible" in the traditional sense, but something more like inconsiderately "Utopian".

Seemingly he's looking at these "ills" as negatives from a human perspective, without much insight into the larger system, which is what I'm addressing. There's nothing more than immediate about alleviating the "suffering" he's talking about.

"Why does suffering exist? The metabolic pathways of pain and malaise evolved only because they served the inclusive fitness of our genes in the ancestral environment"


I don't think that's all. "Suffering" is a part of balance, which we've observed to be necessary on various scientific scales, even the spiritual (Taijitu). What he calls suffering is a reaction by a set of atoms to another set of atoms; it's an off-set, a weight on the see-saw.

We may or may not be able to be rid of it, but I think that imbalance would come around to greet us (us? or out cyborg children?) in some other manner, just because it's apparently ingrained into the way things work around here.