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VARIANCES: Life Unpercepted. Against Teleological Entrenchment in Evolution and Design Alike

Variances teleology evolution innovation Aristotle non-Aristotelian Empedocles foresight perception GMO dissent schizophrenia

Cite as:

Oleksiy Teselkin (2019). VARIANCES: Life Unpercepted. Against Teleological Entrenchment in Evolution and Design Alike. RESEARCHERS.ONE, https://www.researchers.one/article/2019-04-1.

Abstract:

A philosophical version

 

In this work of foresight, I communicated my perception of Taleb's policy paper and the Black Swan problem discussed in it. To this effect, I:

  1. Re-conceptualized the concept of "foresight,” non-teleologically, and its “method”;
  2. Revived Empedocles’ non-teleological philosophy of evolution with modern scientific data;
  3. Located the real GMO safety problem in (you guessed it) teleology: in the suppression of dissent within institutions under a seeming assumption of knowing what waste is.