Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Behold the Non-Cat

From these proofs on evolution that I'm editing:

There is no neutral, static background against which specific life-forms could become meaningful. Evolution means that this furry four-legged being that purrs is not strictly a cat . . . In a Darwinian world we can see around the edges of life-forms, and into their strange ambiguous depths—these shadowy hidden sides undermine the coherence of what we took to be our immediate, commonsense perception.

See? OOO rearing its ugly head a few months before I realized I was “one of them.” It also means that evolution is a hyperobject, as I've recently been arguing in some talks.

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