10/22/20 – Pure Motivations Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, October 22, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/10/2020-10-22-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Because, Aitana, when humans were built, they weren’t quite wired right. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 10/21/20 – Well Informed 10/26/20 – Looking For Clarity 15 Comments Yarrun October 22, 2020 at 2:54 am 8 months ago I can see why Ciara would go after Dimitri and subsequently get bored of Dimitri. She has the same energy as Anesu but without the need to constantly put a barrier between her and the world. It’s the closest Dimitri would get to sleeping with himself. Coyoty October 22, 2020 at 4:05 am 8 months ago She’s Catwoman. Rob C. October 23, 2020 at 7:22 am 8 months ago Wow, i was thinking of the same thing! That would make Dimitri Batman, which would be VERY WRONG> Coyoty October 26, 2020 at 3:18 am 8 months ago Dimitri IS an extremely wealthy playboy who saves the universe occasionally. Gus Snarp October 22, 2020 at 8:54 am 8 months ago I think she does described Han Solo notStanley October 22, 2020 at 12:36 pm 8 months ago Interesting table and “chair” setup Pete Rogan October 22, 2020 at 5:57 pm 8 months ago Human beings have complexities to them. Some are evolutionary continuances — justice, for instance, seems to be a perception of offense against everybody down to the level of cats and dogs. We have language, which seems tied to the development of motor skills, which may just be a recent development of an older skillset — certainly we have seen chimpanzees use tools and even perform music. And then we have elephants and their representational art. One of the older skills we have is the perception of opportunity, whether that be for shelter, for food, for companionship, or more recently for self-improvement. We can perceive when one choice is better than another, and will struggle for it against others even of our own species. So far as we can tell, this behavior is older than single-celled organisms, which still practice choosing for an optimum result and got it from something even older and simpler than they. Striving for better has worked for Earth life since it came into existence, improving the life of the organism and thus its chances of surviving and producing offspring, whether by cellular division or exchange of genetic material doesn’t matter. In fact this skill has adapted time and again to very dramatic biological changes, whether from single-cell structure to more complex organisms, the invention of sex, and even the transition of the atmosphere from carbon dioxide to extremely caustic oxygen. And even more drastic changes. I can’t call this tendency ‘not wired right.’ As far as I can tell, it’s the essentialest part of living at all. If you’re not trying to do better, you’re sitting on your biological potential and every second you sit you’re wasting it, man. Life is built on minimizing risk, identifying goodly gain, and pursuing it to completion. Everything else is paperwork. Keith October 23, 2020 at 8:06 am 8 months ago I believe that is covered (subtly and with great obfuscation) in “The Rules of Acquisition”. Meran October 25, 2020 at 6:02 am 8 months ago Excellent essay. In fact, most of your posts are like that. This is a compliment, btw 😉 I’d buy a book of ask your loner posts like this one. Truly. Meran October 25, 2020 at 6:03 am 8 months ago (In reply to @Pete Rogan Pete Rogan October 25, 2020 at 5:52 pm 8 months ago Pete Rogan October 25, 2020 at 5:52 pm 8 months ago I’m speechless. >Like<, by the way. Meran October 26, 2020 at 3:52 am 8 months ago I’ve mentioned this before, I’m sure. I’m a fan. 🙂 Muzhik October 22, 2020 at 10:44 pm 8 months ago Ah, Ireland! The home of happy war songs and sad love songs! Keith October 23, 2020 at 8:07 am 8 months ago Heh, sounds like me. Mind her definition of dodgy and mine likely are not the same. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.