We call one of these technology and the other one nature. Why? And how would one have to think or perceive to consider these two kinds of engineering as the same sort of thing? Would ETI looking at our planet see both as variations on complex structures made by Earth's life?
One of the ideas that I and others brought up during our session @[email protected] workshop this week on "Coevolution, Intelligence, Consciousness, and Beyond" (Who is ET & How to Communicate?) was the nature/culture divisions that we often make as humans when we look at non-humans.
The stories "misrepresent the results of a study NASA commissioned on the effects of spaceflight by confusing changes in genetic sequence with changes in gene expression levels."
RT @[email protected] I think this is the second time I've written about that field in which I have a PhD (broadly, genetics; more specifically, epigenetics), and all it took were some pretty wild misinterpretations of a @[email protected] study about twin astronauts. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/scott-kelly-astronaut-space-station-dna-health-science/
Sky, air, rain, and breathing with plant friends on a solar powered planet. Appreciated more after 11 hours indoors.
Grinspoon: If the Anthropocene Epoch is beginning of a Sapiezoic Eon it means a radically new mode of integration between life and the planet in long term that is different from the behavioural mode currently being exhibited by 'intelligent' life on Earth. #DecodingIntelligence
"Taxonomy and Jargon in SETI as an Interdisciplinary Field of Study" from @[email protected] - presented by Sofia Sheikh. #DecodingIntelligence (PDF: https://daiworkshop.seti.org/sites/default/files/workshop-2018/Wright%20-%20Taxonomy%20and%20Jargon%20in%20SETI%20as%20an%20Interdisciplinary%20Field%20of%20Study.pdf)