(see naturalist agency. But where Landian Accelerationism is basically about the inevitablity of Gnon and preaches surrender to it (that's how it eventually merged with neoreaction); Scott still believes we can somehow escape
18 Feb 2021 09:05 - 01 Jan 2022 07:48
Naturalist theories of agency deny any overarching purpose to the universe; but acknowledge the obvious and undeniable fact that local purposfulness is everywhere.
How does this work? The naturalist is answer is something like:
Natural selection; which bootstraps purpose out of a non-purposeful process of random mutation and differential rates of reproduction.
Goal-seeking behavior as a particular evolved mechanisms, eg chemotaxis
Goal-seeking that involves something like representation of the world or possible world-states (mapping, planning)
More complex reasoning abilities, language, reflection.
These all seem like plausible evolutionary or computational mechanisms, details TBD.
normal brain: religion is a virus large brain: language is a virus (Burroughs level) galactic brain: people are assemblages of viruses universal brain: all serves the one true god of Replication