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pdf23ds comments on Max Tegmark on our place in history: "We're Not Insignificant After All" - Less Wrong

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Comment author: pdf23ds 06 January 2010 12:37:03AM 0 points [-]

It should be noted that right now humans are in a very unstable point in our evolution. Our scruples about garbage are almost certain to be eliminated if we continue to evolve under natural selection. Natural selection rewards the most efficient replicators, period.

Comment author: AdeleneDawner 06 January 2010 12:42:04AM 3 points [-]

Our scruples about garbage are almost certain to be eliminated if we continue to evolve under natural selection.

By what method? How will agreeing to do things with garbage that we currently prefer not to do help individual humans reproduce more successfully?