On GMO & Overflow: Reduced Generation Is .. Aging, Not Foresight


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  1. Eugene PanferovSeptember 19th, 2019 at 11:13 am

    I like this take! it is BRAVE and important, but the issue with GMO goes even deeper:

    If i give you to bushels of grain: one GMO and another is not -- can you concieve an experiment that tells which one is GMO?

    The entire GMO hysteria has NO FOUNDATION AT ALL, because "being GMO" is not a property of an organizm! THERE ARE NO GMO ORGANISMS ("being GMO" is a property of a technological/laboratory process)

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The work argues that Nassim Taleb's precautionary principle should not apply to the domain of ‘GMOs’ any more than to other monopolizing economic domains, because the probability of systemic ruin stemming from the GM technology itself is dwarfed by other systemic risks of the Deductive-Optimization Economy of today.

The author proposes solutions of reinventing our imagination within specialized bodies of expertise by replacing the socially constructed fear to lose one’s face with a fear to miss out on an intellectual contribution. This may result in strengthening of public trust in the institutions and delay their demise.

Increased generation at the agricultural level (with the GM technology) absolutely must be accompanied by an even greater idea and dissent generation among professionals charged with developing and sustaining this complex system. Life starts with generation, not precaution; limiting the options is a path to extinction. We must limit the fear of loss instead. We will be less unsafe, insofar as it is possible to be safe from oneself, as long as the pace of idea generation within professional bodies outstrips the pace of complexity introduction into our life support systems, such as in agriculture. 


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Oleksiy Teselkin (2019). On GMO & Overflow: Reduced Generation Is .. Aging, Not Foresight. Researchers.One, https://researchers.one/articles/on-gmo-overflow-reduced-generation-is-aging-not-foresight/5f52699c36a3e45f17ae7dcc/v1.

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