Thread: What is "IT"?
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:51 PM   #199
Rob Watson
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Re: What is "IT"?

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Dan Harden wrote: View Post
No one knows for sure. I think it was an evolution ....Dan
Thread hijack alert! Forget what - why is IT?

If aiki is so hard to see, learn, etc then how did it ever come into being? What evolutionary advantage can be gained if the cost is so high? Perhaps a fortuitous development with nothing to do with evolution (spandrels, exaptation anyone?) ... certainly behhoves one to take advantage of such a gift.

I ponder therfore I am ponderous.

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

Ultracrepidarianism ... don't.
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