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The apparent redundancy of many different committees addressing the same problems is also good. etc etc. The more like the brain it gets, the better imo ;-)

The greatest danger we face in the EU is the establishment of rigid top-down hierarchies.

Compare to the human body.  The brain runs the show (rigid top-down hierarchy) and the body (the citizenry) performs the functions it is told to perform.  Apparently nature "thinks" that this is a good design; check out the success of the various species with big brains.  And what killed off the dinosaurs after 160 billion years?  A huge rock from space that the poor bastards couldn't do anything about because they didn't have the technology.

Please notice how the successful human body deals with "dissent".  Cancers (dangers from within) must be stopped and are constantly being destroyed by a healthy immune system.  Invaders (bacteria, fungi, viruses) are not negotiated with; they are destroyed.

Any more brain analogies anyone?  :)

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sat Apr 4th, 2009 at 10:20:48 AM EST
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