First draft of mathematical edenism, part 2

If we introduce a third population, z (neanderthals), which both creates cultural capital and interacts with the other two populations, it’s going to get tricky very quickly. I’m going to try to make it up as I go and then correct course as necessary. Or, being 100% honest, I’ll probably forget and move on to something else.

We’ll say that, in his natural state of striving purely against a harsh environment, the neanderthal population will be described by the carrying capacity of the environment.

Logistic function

Logistic function solution


But neanderthals were natural artisans and tended to modify their environments, so K would not be constant. A model of K changing over time would include both solar activity and cultural capital, so that K = Temperature(t)*Culture(t). This basically assumes that every meme and more is a lever that multiplies effort, which is more or less reasonable given the definition I used on Sunday.

I’ll define cultural capital here as a culturally transmitted toolset (both memes like the Levallois technique, and mores like ritual burial of the dead) for solving common problems to better exploit the environment.

It also assumes every tool is useful, which is not always the case. Some mores are pathological and some memes are pathogens. But on the balance, we’d assume a preponderance of culture adds up to some positive number representing an index of adaptivity above the Hobbesian baseline of human existence.

I’m a hack and normally I’d estimate Temperature = constant*sin(t) and hope it works, but my intuition says that’s not a good idea once the system gets complex*, so I’ll just punt for the time being and leave the sun in a black box. We have a little more insight into culture, creativity, and transmission, which I’ll get into next time.

*Also because “The main idea behind complex systems is that the ensemble behaves in ways not predicted by the components. The interactions matter more than the nature of the units.” -Nassim Nicolas Taleb

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16 Responses to First draft of mathematical edenism, part 2

  1. bicebicebice says:

    Looking forward to mathematical edenism replacing the dsm forever, the source of all learned helplessness ,with eternal fundamentals such as thalsperg are not suited for high population density evironments, ever. If you want to try and cross this bridge, ask schlomo at the pharmacy which drugs best alters your “personality disorder” to better fit in with the cattl..I mean shee… I mean the rest of the urban humans.
    No fish will ever swim on land despite his social WINNING status.

  2. Z says:

    I do think sometimes that average Whites were made more for agriculture and country living (less dense places and less socializing) and cities are for merchant class (Middle Eastern) and Blacks, even though They Didn’t Build That.
    Elite Whites are good at socializing, though, as to be elite you need to be an expert in socializing.
    Socializing ~= Lying, basically.
    I’m tired, I forgot what I was trying to say.

    • bicebicebice says:

      I understand what you mean, also with thards creating cultural capital (open source) that a melons just simpy sells for a little penny(now itz the economy), free things are not worth anything also jesus said no work no food = “MUH MUH” thal response. The thal economy is very strange, I think the major butthurt stems from interest and minor from rentseeking.

      >even though They Didn’t Build That.
      Thats what i’ve always said, society must be 10/10 or its fake and gay, yet tomorrow the little thal will run along to another construction site que similar whine, like a crazy beaver or summat. The friction suddenly becomes very obvious, the irony being actual community can make an entire city livable instead of antisocial city where you have one city center and everything else is just for living and being depressed and upset.

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