Truly an important little essay: It reflects exactly the heuristically dynamic and hierarchic nature of evolving government -'dirigiste heurism', in particular, as an eventual and essentially inevitable further evolution of democracy.
1 - 'Democracy is an artifact of (thus-far) intellectual development' -a fact of biological and anthropological sciences.
2 - Genetic imperative drives the life-form to 'live as long as possible as a life-form' -human in particular here -a same such fact.
3 - Science (and mathematics), therefore, is ineluctably 'stuck' as the only agency of such doing -destined therein.
4 - All 'government and economics', then, will inevitably come to be reconstituted about science-and-mathematics toward that heuristic end -Democracy included.
Clearly then, the greater the body of knowledge grows, the deeper and more hierarchic it gets as we 'subspeciate' intellectually and operationally -the whole, heuristically dynamic.
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posted by Perry Bezanis
April 26, 2010
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