Monthly Archives: February 2012

What humbles

Question of the Day January 27, 2012 ~ What Humbles You? What humbles you? Most things. Life. The amazing complexity of my body, or of a single cell. The mechanisms of biochemistry. The night sky, and contemplating the enormous distances … Continue reading

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Followup to Abundance post

New book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler — Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think In response to a critical post by “Logic” Hi Logic Quite the contrary. Monetary value and human value are clearly two different things. … Continue reading

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Australia Day

Question of the Day January 25, 2012 ~ Australia Day “What are your impressions of Australia, whether you have visited or not?”? I kinda like Terry Pratchet’s view in XXXX – a land where everything is venemous, except some of … Continue reading

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Biospheric Reality

Biospheric Reality Love most of what you said here John, but one point at which you are still linguistically demonstrating a failure to keep two distinctly different notions separate. You said, we need to allow the emerging economies to grow … Continue reading

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Financial reform

Comment on A Systems Approach to Financial Reform Well done John. I heartily support what Walter said about redundancy. In a sense, redundancy is the opposite of “economic efficiency”, and yet it is required. The drive to economic efficiency is … Continue reading

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Backups

Question of the Day January 23, 2012 ~ Computer Crash Have you ever lost your hard-drive to a crash? Do you make regular backups? About 20 years ago I lost a hard drive to a head crash. When I went … Continue reading

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