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Ethical egoismMain article: Ethical egoism
Ethical egoism can be understood as a consequentialist theory according to which the consequences for the individual agent are taken to matter more than any other result. Thus, egoism will prescribe actions that may be beneficial, detrimental, or neutral to the welfare of others. Some, like Henry Sidgwick, argue that a certain degree of egoism promotes the general welfare of society for two reasons: because individuals know how to please themselves best, and because if everyone were an austere altruist then general welfare would inevitably decrease.
Statistics & politics are only as good as their fit to reality. Notice that the double-pendulum picture always seems to draw the same pattern even though intuitively it is not as neat as the single pendulum would predict. What you don’t know may be unequal in importance as what you do know. When/where you get back on your train of thought may be as deterministic as where you got off or got lost in your reasoning.
Wolfram on chaos here (no clear definitions of ..)
Gleick (1988, p. 306) notes that "No one [of the chaos scientists he interviewed] could quite agree on [a definition of] the word itself," and so instead gives descriptions from a number of practitioners in the field. For example, he quotes Philip Holmes (apparently defining "chaotic") as, "The complicated aperiodic attracting orbits of certain, usually low-dimensional dynamical systems." Similarly, he quotes Bai-Lin Hao describing chaos (roughly) as "a kind of order without periodicity."Maybe the challenge about why/how did existence show up or human beings become is still up for grabs.
I can heartly agree with, “Statistics & politics are only as good as their fit to reality.” ← er which is why i go with what happens .
And, certainly yes, “why what happens, happens, and shows up to me, and to us, remains for me a total amazement ”. New things keep showing up … even faster and faster. I doubt that a human being, or even a human society, can truly grock our own perdicament. Who does this stuff? Kudos indeed !
incidentally where were you “taking it” ? i think i got a glympse of the direction, but then you are so very terse.
.. not bothering to write whole sentences any longer … wasting time etc.
I have no need of more associative random input ...
I gave it direction with the butterfly effect, chaos to cosmos *&RS” etc. You took it to it’s death.
… which fascinates me. Here is RS on the subject.
Chaos not yet become Cosmos
what happens undetermines the stories which obtain … choosing a good one is what thinking does at its very best.
… and the story you just told about your not caring is a excellent case in point.