Good fortune or success may be more often a matter of statistical probability than of human intention or intervention.
Life is commonly considered as antithetical to death but in some ways, there may be a common ground and source between them.
A logic of self-organisation, information-pattern replication and complexity appears at every inflection of discovery to reveal itself as some kind of explanatory "master key".
Does the social (and psychological) context of science and technology fundamentally inhibit the free exploration and development of new modes of thought ?
The non-linear cognitive flexibility and diverse conceptual vocabulary required to describe the complex problem-space of environmental and ecological complexity is also the heuristic practise with which we might seek to successfully address it.
Advances in autonomous, automated information processing technologies appear closely coupled to a qualitative devaluation of what we have always assumed were uniquely human attributes.
Is it possible to genuinely acknowledge or effectively disentangle the diverse patterns and consequences of environmental disruption without also simultaneously addressing the core epistemological shortcomings of human cognition, of human nature ?