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By Andrew Kaufman

All Tom's pals particularly are superheroes.

There's the Ear, the Spooner, the very unlikely guy. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. yet at their marriage ceremony, the Perfectionist used to be hypnotized (by ex-boyfriend Hypno, in fact) to think that Tom is invisible. not anything he does could make her see him. Six months later, she's yes that Tom has deserted her.

So she's relocating to Vancouver. She'll use her superpower to make Vancouver ideal and depart the entire heartbreak in Toronto. without notion Tom's beside her, she forums an aircraft in Toronto. Tom has till the wheels contact the floor in Vancouver to persuade her he's obvious, or he loses her ceaselessly.

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The Theory of Sexual Selection in ature The theory of “sexual selection” in the context of humor refers to the work by Geoffrey Miller (2001), who “contends that, from an evolutionary perspective, humor would have had no survival value to early humans living in the savannas of Africa. He proposes that cultural aspects like humor evolved by sexual selection. ” (WK 2010c) What is important here, for Miller, is “Darwin's theoretical observation that evolution is driven not just by natural selection, but by the process called sexual selection.

The reason is that each pair in an ontological principle consists of two opposites, which are, however, merely short cuts both for multiple 30 The Future of Post-Human Humor variations and degrees, as well as for different interactions with multiple other entities unlike them. 5. There are two clarifications here. Firstly, this conception of shortcuts is not mutually exclusive nor absolute, in that the opposites can come in all shapes and sizes, with different degrees. For instance, by analogy, just as there are different degrees of the two colors “white” and “black”—there are likewise different degrees of the opposites in each ontological pair, to the extent that there can be multiple entities (not only two) interacting with each other in each pair.

In The Rise of Authoritarian Liberal Democracy (ALD), I added two more principles, namely, (h) the softness-hardness principle on the force of agency (which is to be classified under the category about agency) and (i) the same-difference principle on the metamorphosis of change (which is to be classified under the category about outcome). In The Future of Information Architecture (FIA), I introduce three additional principles, that is, (j) the simpleness-complicadness principle on the interconnection among things, (k) the preciseness-vagueness principle on the refinement of things, and (l) the slowness-quickness principle on the speed of change—with the first two in relation to structure and the third in relation to process.

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