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-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
6 Other exogenous shocks such as acts of nature8 Other exogenous shocks such as acts of natureOther exogenous shocks such as acts of naturePeople being able to work well together, united behind a common view of how they should be togetherThe items that are most important in making a great empire are…The War with Ourselves: The Enemy Is UsChapter 7: US-China Relations and Wars2020-10-18Journal\[12\] Though it might sound naïve, I wish the power of thoughtful disagreement could be tapped to deal with the US-China wars.  For example, I visualize how wonderful it would be if leaders or representatives of each country were to have a series of publicly aired thoughtful disagreements, like presidential debates, that the populations of both countries could listen to in order to gain both sides’ perspectives.  I’m sure it would make us much more knowledgeable, more empathetic, and improve the chances of peaceful resolutions. Continue reading…