Monthly Archives: May 2017

Deep Roots

Deep Roots If you could be any tree, what type would it be? I couldn’t be a tree. Even metaphorically I can’t think of tree I’d want to be. I love our giant Kauri trees – 25ft in diameter, 100ft … Continue reading

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Responsibility and Risk – CSER

CSER – Professor Heather Douglas – Responsibility and Inequality in a Risky World Published on 23 May 2017 We live in a world full of emerging risk. We generate new capacities with the potential to reorder our world and we … Continue reading

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Sam Harris – Can we build AI without losing control over it?

Can we build AI without losing control over it? Sam Harris We’re going to build superhuman machines, says Harris, but we haven’t yet grappled with the problems associated with creating something that may treat us the way we treat ants. … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Economics beyond current models

Evonomics – Why Economists Have to Embrace Complexity to Avoid Disaster – Steve Keen Microeconomics, macroeconomics and complexity Yes and no. Have been a follower and admirer of Steve’s work for some years. Downloaded his Minsky software and spent a … Continue reading

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Current Reading

Writing Down the Bones What book are you currently reading? “The subtle art of not giving a fuck”. A book my son gave me to read, and it has some very interesting points. There is power in choosing carefully what … Continue reading

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Stress

I Stress, Eustress, We Stress Eustress or distress—what was your most recent encounter with stress? Hi Laurie, What level ??? Waking up to a 7.8 earthquake sets off about every kind of stress system the body has. No shortage of … Continue reading

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Jordan B Peterson – Harvard Talk Postmodernism & the Mask of Compassion – 1 error

Jordan B Peterson – Harvard Talk Postmodernism & the Mask of Compassion Great talk, and as you explicitly asked to identify error, there does seem to be one at about 1:14:00 into the talk – you say “The fundamental dilemma … Continue reading

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