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like sharing “Today I learned…” and later using my new knowledge
in teaching others. I’m
honest, value facts, and can distinguish between the role of genes and
memes in human evolution. I want to advance cultural evolution and shape
by promoting memes I value, and encourage learning from experience of
this provides can guide humanity adapting to its global environment,
promote worldviews associated with
better predictions, and encourage honesty. I value exposing lies /
deceit, countering false information, and teaching critical thinking
skills to others so they can do this.
an imperfect human being, so I will occasionally lie. Given my ambition
and desire to “win,” I will spread false information if that’s
what it takes. Is this evil or sinful? I don’t know, but I do know
that long ago my ancestors lived in a “kill or be killed” world!
“What if everyone values the truth so little?” you ask. I’d say
we’re living in that world today and many of us are doing fine. (Note:
spreading lies, computer viruses, deceit, etc.
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from Coming of Age in the Global Village, by Stephen P. Cook, with Donella H. Meadows.