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Thread: Why I Do All This Walking, or How Systems Become Fragile

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    Very interesting paper, check it out.
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    If you deprive an organism of stressors, you affect its epigenetics and gene expression-- some genes are up-regulated (or down-regulated) by contact with the environment.</blockquote>


    http://bit.ly/6hPJXw (PDF)

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    Thanks for the post.


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    Very interesting article SS, thanks for sharing it. Has anyone read The Black swan? I browsed through it briefly at a book store last year and it seemed very interesting but forgot about it completely after that.


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    Thanks, SS!


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    Great post SS. That&#39;s got a 2010 copyright on it and it&#39;s identified as a "draft version." I presume it&#39;s from a forthcoming work? If so, do you have its title and expected release date?


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    np!

    Geoff I got the link from here: http://bit.ly/4RbpUU. I would also like to know more about the final version and it&#39;s actual publication.

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    Very interesting--I like the idea that we, as organisms, actually need randomness and variability. Seems we have much to unlearn from the last few decades of CW.


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    Some of his books are already on my wishlist: http://bit.ly/6feKST

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    "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
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    Good read, thanks.

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    SS REALLY enjoyed this article, many thanks


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