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EEM

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In my opinion we are in a crucial turning point of mankind's history, which forces us to find the balance between our ethical and formal logical skills, in order to survive the power of our current and future technologies. As we have seen above, a "friend"\"enemy" (black\white) reasoning is not strong enough for that goal, especially if the enemies are of our own kind.
In my opinion we are in a crucial turning point of mankind's history, which forces us to find the balance between our ethical and formal logical skills, in order to survive the power of our current and future technologies. As we have seen above, a "friend"\"enemy" (black\white) reasoning is not strong enough for that goal, especially if the enemies are of our own kind.

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Published by: DoronShadmi on Jun 18, 2009
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Doron Shadmi
 
 Magnum Force
is the 1973 sequel to the 1971 Dirty Harry film, starringClint Eastwood returning as maverick cop Harry Callahan. In that film hefights against a group of young cops that kill criminals without give them thechance for fair trail.Harry, although he despises the bureaucracy of the authorities, does notagree with the attitude of killing criminals, because he believes that "friend"or "enemy" dichotomy, which kills its "enemies" without a fair trail, is adirect path for a leaving hell on earth, as can be seen in most of thetotalitarian regimes.Anyone that supports the democratic system says: "
 I disagree with you, but  I'll do my best in order to give you the chance to air your view
".In my opinion we are in a crucial turning point of mankind's history, whichforces us to find the balance between our ethical and formal logical skills, inorder to survive the power of our current and future technologies. As wehave seen above, a "friend"\"enemy" (black\white) reasoning is not strongenough for that goal, especially if the enemies are of our own kind.SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) is a scientific project andone of its researchers, called Prof. Frank Drake, developed an equation in anattempt to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxywith which we might come into contact. Most of the parameters of thisequation are related to physical values, but there is one parameter, called
 L
,which measures the length of time such civilizations release detectablesignals into space. There can be a lot of reasons of why
 L
has a final value,but in our case the reason can be simply self-destruction of somecivilization, that did not do anything in order to develop the balance betweenits ethical and logical\technological abilities, after it achieved thetechnological power to destroy itself.In other words, we have to do our best in order to avoid the final value of 
 L
 because of the reasons mentioned above.
 
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The general name for balancing tools is called Evolutionary Ethics, whichenables complex systems to survive their non-trivial complexity.Evolutionary Ethics is not limited to any particular complex civilization,because it is based on the very essence of the concept of Complexity, andresearches its abilities to survive and be developed under uncertainconditions. Let us briefly describe the Evolutionary Ethics Model (EEM).EEM's fundamental level is represented here by half circles, where each half circle has no internal complexity:EEM's "friend"\"enemy" viewpoint is developed at the moment that at leasttwo half circles are combined into a higher level of complexity, whichenables it to distinguish between internal and external environments, andgives the reason to protect the internal complexity from potential externalattacks:The next combined levels are resulted by finer internal complexities, whichenable complex systems to be developed beyond EEM's "friend"\"enemy"viewpoint and enrich their interactions with the external environment. Butfiner structures are more sensitive to potential internal damage, and as aresult they easily find themselves using EEM's "friend"\"enemy" viewpoints,in order to protect their complexity:

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