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Breadcrumbs for November 13th through 23:00

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in Breadcrumbs

Your first time here? Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)

These are my links for November 13th from 22:43 to 23:00:

  • Personal VSM – If one wishes to change the world, one must first change oneself. This was one of Heinz von Foerster’s profound teachings and one that has great applicability today as it seems that many aspects of our lives threaten to spiral out of control. Here in Ontario, which is one of the more tranquil areas on earth, we have had continuing security fall-out from the World Trade Center attack, the Walkerton water system’s e-coli contamination, SARS, a computer leasing scandal in city government and the electricity black-out in August. All appeared to be catastrophes or anomalies but, upon examination, all have been found to be events that we could have, and should have, been better prepared to meet. All the subsequent examinations exposed failures to see the whole picture and to respond with requisite variety when the first sign of trouble appeared.
  • Princeton University – Evolution’s new wrinkle: Proteins with cruise control provide new perspective – A mathematical analysis of the experiments showed that the proteins themselves acted to correct any imbalance imposed on them through artificial mutations and restored the chain to working order.
  • Pharyngula: Prediction: self-promoting hype meets interdisciplinary ignorance – Prediction: self-promoting hype meets interdisciplinary ignoranceCategory: Evolution
    Posted on: November 12, 2008 8:54 AM, by PZ Myers

    There is a maddeningly vague press release floating around, and I think everybody has sent me a link to it now. It contains a claim by some chemists that they have discovered a new organizing principle in evolution.

  • Princeton Team Challenges Darwin: Evolution Not Random? – A team of Princeton University scientists has discovered that chains of proteins found in most living organisms act like adaptive machines, possessing the ability to control their own evolution, which appears to offer evidence of a hidden mechanism guiding the way biological organisms respond to the forces of natural selection, provides a new perspective on evolution.

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Tags: change, control, experience, ignorance, predictions, science, teaching, thinking, VSM

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