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create a wiki based website which will allow everyone to collaborate to solve the most important problems that face all of us.

An opensource and inclusive site where people can submit problems and solutions to those problems which will retain the best of what we know now in terms of solutions and evolve as we do in our understanding of what works and what doesn't through trial and error (if nothing else) could be of immense value to everyone. If the same site could provide a way to collaborate on projects to implement solutions it could become an incredible resource. I am attempting exactly that with WeSolver.org please take a look and let me know what you think of the idea

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    Feb 15 2012: I agree that the Malthusian interpretation of Darwinian evolution as applied to human society and survival is (unintentionally) nihilistic and does not account for a number of fundamental (and easily observable) human capabilities and adaptabilities in pursuit of our common survival.

    Personally I cannot divorce the human from the animal though. I see all the "human traits" in them as much as I see the "animal" in ourselves. There are of course many differences however it seems to me that these are more about scale, context, intention and time than anything else. Even human "vs." (or just separated) from "nature" is problematic for me compared to the idea that we (humans) are a force of nature ourselves but that is off topic.

    I do agree that we have the ability to affect our evolution by design as well as accident. The way I read history our social evolution has been successful as much due to trial and error as insight or inspiration. Both have been there in abundance. It is exciting for me to think about what happens next as the entire human species becomes more and more interdependent in ways that have not existed since the first tribe of us. We have and are so much more than we have ever been. What we do with it all promises to be very interesting to say the least.

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