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Comment author: timtyler 14 June 2012 11:38:13PM *  -2 points [-]

Then you make bizarre leaps of logic to conclude that human beings care about maximizing IGF and maximizing entropy and other obvious falsehoods.

To clarify, many humans fail to maximise their own inclusive fitnesses - largely because they are malfunctioning - with many of the most common malfunctions being caused by parasites - and the most common parasites being responsible for memetic hijacking. Humans and the ecosystems they are part of really do maximise entropy (subject to constraints) - or at least the MEP is a deep and powerful explanatory principle - when it comes to CAS and living systems.