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Mental Subvocalization --"Saying" Words In Your Mind As You Read

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"Singularity or Bust" full documentary

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Time-logging programs and/or spreadsheets

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Are certain types of loyalty categorically unreasonable?

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Looking for Opinions on "Antifragile" by N. Taleb

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Thanks, should be working now.

Yes, you've hit on the main point. Survival (and later on, reproductive value) is what matters. The fact that the maps help them survive is what matters. The existence of the map or its accuracy matters only matters in so far as it contributes to reproductive success.

Natural selection doesn't...(read more)

I agree that "limited" is a better word than "horrible".

What I meant by "horrible" is that, relative to human maps, ant maps are extremely limited; they do not represent "truth" or reality as well to the same scope or accuracy of human maps.

I think the point is that even though ant maps are...(read more)

>Because the truth, even in small matters like snake coloration, can make a difference, the original quotation is an overstatement.

All natural selection "cares about" is genes copied. Claws, peacock tail feathers, and "maps" can all "make a difference," but natural selection only acts on the resu...(read more)