Monthly Archives: February 2013

A book you couldn’t put down

Question of The Day February 12, 2013 ~ A Book Couldn’t You Put Down What recent or past book couldn’t you put down? “The Selfish Gene”, Richard Dawkins – read it twice in one day (in 1978) – the only … Continue reading

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How to create a mind experiment

How to Create a Mind thought experiment Bob speaks of how an AI would get a sense of purpose. It seems to me that it would get one in exactly the same way that we get one as human beings, … Continue reading

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Term “God”

Question of The Day February 11, 2013 ~ When You Use The Term ‘God’ Many discussions here are predicated on thinking we all know what we mean when we use certain words and expressions. This was highlighted recently when a … Continue reading

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Chinese think of moving to US

Question of The Day February 10, 2013 ~ Chinese Think Of Moving To The US “If China is doing so well, why do so many Chinese think of moving to the US?” My son and my nephew both went to … Continue reading

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Arms

Question of The Day February 9, 2013 ~ Armaments Armament manufacturers must be rubbing their hands with glee at what is going on in the world whilst raking in the profits from the bloodshed – profits which are passed on … Continue reading

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Political Failure Modes

Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship And resistance is futile, because if you succeed in overthrowing the beige dictatorship, you will become that which you opposed. Thoughts? [comment 160] The points you identify seem to me to be valid … Continue reading

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Unusual Pets

Question of The Day February 8, 2013 ~ Unusual Pets What’s the most unusual pet you’ve had, or heard of? As a kid I would make pets of just about anything. Often I would come home from hunting with some … Continue reading

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Is scientific genius extinct?

Is Scientific Genius Extinct? One Expert Thinks So Dean Keith Simonton of the University of California, Davis, says that just like the ill-fated dodo, scientific geniuses like these men have gone extinct. History is littered with such pronouncements, and all … Continue reading

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US Economic and trade Policy with China

Question of The Day February 6, 2013 ~ In US Economic & Trade Policy With China “In US economic & trade policy with China, which is more important?” ~ question asked on the Pew Global Attitudes Project survey Which answer … Continue reading

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Performance enhancing drugs

Question of The Day February 4, 2013 ~ Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport What are you thoughts about performance enhancing drugs in sport? It’s a really difficult question. How does one define performance enhancing drugs? Are they OK if in … Continue reading

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