Monthly Archives: December 2017

Free Will – Trick’s Graphic

Free Will Continued A response to Trick’s graphic If you have read much of my writing, you will know that it seems very likely to me that we live in a universe that has both lawful and random aspects, and … Continue reading

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First Principles

First Principles ‘It cannot be when the root is neglected that what should spring from it will be well ordered.’ Bruce Lee The vast majority of the game of life is played internally. This can be perceived quite easily if … Continue reading

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Free Will again – updated 21 Dec

A Response to a Blog: This Atheist Believes in Free Will Trick Slattery’s Blog has a 500 char limit that I only encountered after writing 10,600 characters – so my response is here, and only a link to it there … Continue reading

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Tragedy of Man

TRAGEDY OF MAN EVERYTHING HAS BEEN FIGURED OUT EXCEPT HOW TO LIVE. Yes – to a degree, and without reference to the sickness of the social structures within which they exist there is a lack of balance. Yes – we … Continue reading

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In The Crapper

In the Crapper Have you ever had your mouth washed out? I spent a lot of my time in fishing communities, and some of the language was “colorful”. I recall one engineer after crushing his finger in a machine let … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

November 25 – December 2 ’17 ~QofDay~ Giving Thanks What are you giving thanks for these days? Giving thanks doesn’t quite work for me. Appreciation does. I appreciate many things: Life Ailsa Family (William Jewelia, siblings, cousins, etc…..) Friends Kaikoura … Continue reading

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Tom’s Facebook post on Unity

Tom’s facebook post on Unity Kinda, almost Tom. We seem to be many levels of pattern – about 20 of them. We seem to be based in matter, in the patterns of matter and energy within us, as well as … Continue reading

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AI Arms Race

Artificial intelligence is now an arms race. What if the bad guys win? Like others here have noted, the problem has been around a long time, and I for one have been thinking about it for over 40 years. The … Continue reading

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MILE – living a long time

Movement for Indefinite Life Extension Scenario question – time travel to live a long time Time seems to be a local phenomenon – thus time is travel not an option. And I will do what it takes to generate the … Continue reading

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Can computers keep getting faster?

November 8 – 15 ’17 ~ Computers Can computers keep getting faster? Short answer – yes, and long answer a lot more complicated. There are limits imposed on particular technologies, by things like the speed of light, and switching speeds … Continue reading

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