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5/3/2016 1 Hence:   complexity,   change,   unpredictability and   therefore   conflict! Hence:   complexity,   change,   unpredictability and   therefore   conflict! This   is   compounded   by   human   ecology,   in   our   “self referencing”   adaptive   system. Self referencing   refers   to   our   capacity   to   see   our   own   understanding   of   our   adaptive   capacity   as   an   important   part   of   our   adaptive   capacity. Occupying   space   through   time Basic   attributes The    “really   good   ideas” One   of   which   may   be   us!   (?) Romer's rule   and   the   law   of   unintended   consequences   – negative   and   positive. After    A.   S.   Romer,   “…new   adaptations   are   often   allowed   by   evolutionary   changes   that   initially   better   adapt   a   species   to   its   old   way   of life .”   evolution glossary r/ .    i.e.    ….evolutionary   change   may   enable   organisms   to   continue   to   occupy   existing   niche,   but   can   also   lead   to   the   capacity   to   expand   to   other   niches.    )E.g.   Mobile   phones   did   more   than   solve   the   problem   of   getting   wires   to   remote   places.) Red   Queen   effect Proposed   by   L.   Van   Valen,   that   much   of   the   evolution   of   a   lineage   consists   simply   of   keeping   up   with   environmental   changes   (mainly,   tracking   a   deteriorating   environment),   rather   than   occupying   or   adapting   to   new   environments.   The   name   is   derived   from   the   Red   Queen,   in   Lewis   Carroll's   Alice   Through   the   Looking Glass,   who   had   to   run   as   fast   as   she   could   just   to   stay   in   the   same   place.   Cf Harper:    “a   species   climbing   its   own   seral tree ”) From:   MICHAEL   ALLABY   1999   A   Dictionary   of   Zoology   ,   OUP the   most   important   single   determinant   of how   we   act,   what   we   do,   what   we   want   to   do
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5/3/2016 2 Walt   Whitman Leaves   of   Grass    (1855) 32 I   think   I   could   turn   and   live   with   animals,   they're   so  
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