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The problems involved in computational ecology, such as in the case of “plankton patchiness” and the breakdown in “conceptual modeling,” only hamper our facility for grasping the dilemma confronting humankind. The numbers, in so defying easy reach or a layman’s translation, compel that same aforementioned dissimulation, whereby horrors and bliss tend to travel together, leveling out somewhere mid-center, in the blandest climes of geography and contemplation. This is precisely where the litany of ecological disasters becomes the normal context for all remaining life forms.


  • Blombos Cave
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Synderesis
  • Simpson’s Paradox
  • Computational ecology

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Tobias, M.C., Morrison, J.G. (2021). Pathologies of Self-Image. In: On the Nature of Ecological Paradox. Springer, Cham.

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