OK. so I will make a painful set of observations that I promise are correct.

1) never, ever, every, extrapolate a curve. Almost every human error in intellectual history has been the result of doing so.

2) all phenomenon in the universe produces cycles of that repeat at increasing scales, because the maximum energy use given the available operations (lie groups) create multipliers at their maximum causal density. (Think subatomic, atomic, chemical, organic, sentient, environmental, economic, energy-production.)

3) Every quadrant in the diagram is the victim of this error.

4) If this diagram were true we would not encounter speciation. But we do. We would not find a LIMIT to subatomic multipliers in atomic interactions. We would not find a LIMIT to atomic multipliers in the chemical interactions, and not find a limit to chemical multipliers in biological interactions. But we do.

5) The question is, what is the limit of cooperation at human scale before cooperation is NO LONGER OF VALUE, and competition is of higher value.

6) all theories (descriptions of possible operations made possible by causal relations) have limits, and only in the expression of these limits do we test (subject to falsification) our theories.

7) All theories must be internally consistent, externally correspondent, operationally possible, limited, and scope complete. In the case of sentient theories, they must be

8) This chart is missing either LAW or PROPERTY, or SUPPRESSION OF DEGREES OF PARASITISM BY NORM ETHIC MORAL AND LAW.

I don’t have time at the moment to spend more time on the subject but I think northwest is out of order, southweste is out of order becasue reason was a late development and contract early, and I don’t now whether contract refers to agreement, and normative habit or third party insurance, northwest and southeast are … justificationary not predictive. NOrtheast is conflating instruments and fiat is in the wrong place, and derivatives is incorrect.

The general idea CAN be done. I do it. But until you significantly increase causal density (the number of axis) and realize we make excuses and narratives to justify our siezure of opportunities, it will simply be justificationary, and neither descriptive or predictive.

At what point is cooperation no longer in one’s interest? A tribe’s? A nation’s? A civilization’s?

What civilizations resist cooperation today and why?
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