24 mai 2009

adaptation: from biology to sociology

A disturbing discourse reappears routinely on societies or civilisations that are growing increasingly powerful, or at least seem to do so. This is the discourse on the capacities to "adapt". Like, in biology, some viruses or bacteria are described. They adapt to new contexts and can therefore imply a risk to the dominant power or the current system they live in. We hear this discourse vers often on China. In this view, the Chinese civilisation would possess a great capacity to adapt. A recent example comes from the mouth of... [Lire la suite]
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