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Old Buddha Meets Young Buddha, Part-3: When we See the Difference, our World Changes

The Whole of Essay Nineteen in Darwin, Dogen, and the Extremophile Choice.  It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer. —William of Ockham [1] The flexible behaviour of higher animals can’t be trusted to maintain resource partitions; only innate structure can. Thus ecological stability requires not only that inapposite curiosity …

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Old Buddha Meets Young Buddha, Part-2: Our Own “Personal Evolutions”?

A short selection from Essay Sixteen in Darwin, Dogen, and the Extremophile Choice.  … novel behavior, (including the verbal and conceptual behaviors we call “ideas”) is the result of an orderly and dynamic competition among previously established behaviors, during which old behaviors blend or become inter-connected in new ways. … New ideas often seem to …

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The Great God Pan, Intelligent Designer? Part-2: But, how can Evolving Ecosystems be Conscious?

A short selection from Essay Seven in Darwin, Dogen, and the Extremophile Choice.  Personally, I (as a thinking mind) prefer the reflecting pool simile given in Two Buddhas, Part-5 over the other more discrete conceptions of consciousness listed there; for if similes, metaphors, and analogies are also incomplete, they are honestly so. Certainly this one …

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