“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Trying to Avoid Loops: Autoimmunity Alert

"Our intellect is an insect's waking dream" exempts itself from being an insect's waking dream.



V+ said...

Unless an insect can model itself internally? Can an insect model itself internally? Does an insect sleep? Do android insects dream of human sheep? Perhaps a small container requires proportionally less "grey matter" to perform the same or comparable tasks. Perhaps I'm more stoned than I thought…….

Anonymous said...

Who is the a$$#01e from which the quote originates? Should we waste time picking apart their terrible sentence? I think there are ways in which, if a person weren't so dead set on thinking of themselves as part of the superior race, most insects could be thought of as far more "advanced" (for the A word, read "elaborate", "beautiful") than humans. Since insects evidently also have aesthetic sense, it's quite possible they might think the same of us, or they might regard us as nuisance vermin, or as "just there" the way we usually regard them.