By Peter Beattie
Crooked bushes and the damaged department presents an enticing travel via six fields of technology – social, political, and evolutionary psychology, details thought, political financial system, and comparative media reviews – and weaves them jointly in a compelling narrative which can supply solutions to a few very primary questions of curiosity to all who care concerning the country of the realm and the folks in it.
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32 Information can exist in patterns of ink on paper, sound waves, electrical pulses, radio waves, magnetic flux patterns, neuronal connections, molecules, or notches on a stick. 33 At a physical level, information is the inverse of entropy or uncertainty. 35 Throughout the physical world, “meaning emerges from interactions between system states. If there are no interactions, there is no meaning. For meaning to be present, particular states of one system must have particular effects on another system”36 – as when information we receive changes our behavior.
Meanwhile, even in those limited geographical areas favored by the global distribution system, where food grows on pace with asset prices and disparities between rich and poor, despair abounds with suffocating poverty amidst unprecedented wealth. And then there is perhaps the greatest threat of all, climate change, jeopardizing the very lucky condition in which our species first encountered the world by threatening to set off feedback loops making our planet uninhabitable. Even without any significant expertise in climate science, one cannot help but be impressed by the accumulated evidence and overwhelming scientific consensus.
To produce this anomaly, unique ecological conditions were required, and several psychological capacities had to develop. Once in place, these evolved psychological capacities produced their own ecology, an ecology of human minds in which information as ideas, practices, technologies, languages, religions, and more could evolve. These two distinct but interlinked evolutionary systems – the biological and the informational or ideational – have together produced everything that makes us human. This includes political ideologies: gene-culture co-evolution has produced genetic predispositions – weak though they may be on their own – that make some inclined toward leftwing ideas and others to rightwing ideas.
Crooked Timber and the Broken Branch: The Invisible Hand in the Marketplace of Ideas by Peter Beattie