Monthly Archives: September 2015

Effective Altruism?

Facebook – Effective Atruists Post to Julia Wise – Introduction to Effective Altruism How effective a measure is money? What about measuring outcomes directly? What about Linear vs Exponential outcomes? Economic systems increase money output at about 3% per year … Continue reading

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Effects of 9-11

Question of the Day, Sept 10-11, 2015, The effects of 9/11 How do you approach this tragic event? What effect if any has it had on the way you perceive the world around you since that day? I don’t know … Continue reading

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Trolley Problem – Vegan version

The Trolley Problem (with a Twist) Published on 4 Sep 2015 The Trolley Problem is a famous thought experiment about human ethics. This is a thought-provoking twist on the Trolley Problem. Its far more complex than that. I’ve been vegan … Continue reading

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A New Kid in Town

A New Kid in Town What have you nurtured that’s growing well for you? Hi Laurie It’s great to have the kids home. Jewelia is coming home for a 2 week visit next week, and Will moves back to the … Continue reading

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Biological basis for Consciousness? [continuing conversation from last post]

[Following from last post] Hi Judi, Bhatta et al I align with so much you say, but other bits just don’t make sense to me. Perhaps it is just a terminology thing. “When we divest ourselves of all supposed “truth” … Continue reading

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Biological basis for Consciousness?

Question of the Day, Sept 8-9 2015, biological basis of Consciousness? What is the biological basis of consciousness? Here is a link that may assist: Hi FOS and Jeff and others I like the fountain analogy for biology generally, but … Continue reading

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Ideapod – Death Problems [Continued ;) ]

Ideapod – the Death Problems Continued Agreed David I once was asked to kill a pig in a piggery. I had fed that pig many times, and it had seen many other people come in with guns, but I had … Continue reading

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