m. c. de marco: noteboard

January 2, 2008

Settlers of Catan 8/28

Tigris and Euphrates 8/29 Puerto Rico Seafarers of Catan (aso)

The division of labor in human societies is primarily a cultural rather than a genetic phenomenon, but could it be sustained in a population consisting of persons genetically as similar as identical twins? This is not entirely a vain question, since at least one great geneticist has recently envisaged the possibility of bringing about such genetic uniformity (Dobzhansky 1963:147). [John Hawks]

Hall said that his friend economist Robin Hanson pointed out to him that we already live with superhuman psychopaths--modern corporations--and we're not all dead.

Did I really incorporate Markdown?