Monthly Archives: April 2018

Quillette – Internet complete?

Quillette – Is the Internet Complete? The internet is not complete, cannot be, ever. And it will ever more closely approximate it, just as science (at its best) is continually becoming less wrong (though unlikely to ever be “right” – … Continue reading

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Quora – fungi in multicellular organisms

Quora – What are fungi in multicellular organisms called? Depends entirely what they are doing there. They can be working cooperatively with the organism, in which case they can be somewhere on the spectrum of symbiotic associations; or they can … Continue reading

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Quora – Libertarian philosophy

Quora – Why is the Libertarian philosophy unpopular? Libertarian philosophy is not a singular thing, like most things it is a spectrum that can be extremely complex. Most people seem to think of Libertarian philosophy as the extreme end of … Continue reading

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Write track

The Write Track Whether verbal or written, excellent communicators always answer two questions: 1. What is the point? 2. Why does it matter? Are you an excellent communicator? Hi Laurie, I try to be an excellent communicator, and I don’t … Continue reading

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Close call – big rock got close

Copied from Spaceweather – 16 April 2018 Near miss by a rock about 100m wide – and we only saw it one day out. With little warning, a relatively large asteroid flew through the Earth-Moon system on April 15th only … Continue reading

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Quora – why do so many vegans quit being vegan

Quora – Why do so many vegans quit being vegans? I have been vegan now for almost 8 years, strictly so for 7 years. I was a carnivore for 55 years prior to that. I became vegan after watching my … Continue reading

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Global Citizen

Global citizen We don’t just want to be the generation that ends extreme poverty – that is setting the sights too low. We need to aim higher. We need to be the generation that empowers every human being, where-ever they … Continue reading

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Ideapod – Democracy failing

Ideapod – democracy is failing Gaurav asked – “Then tell me the best way to govern” What do you mean when you use the term “govern”? Do you mean it in the sense of a governor on a diesel motor … Continue reading

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Wild and wooly

Wild and wooly What attribute have you retained from childhood? Hi Laurie, There isn’t much in me that I am conscious of that hasn’t been altered in some significant fashion by the experience and contemplation and choices of the last … Continue reading

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Risk and the digital revolution

Chris Milne’s facebook post on this The really crazy thing, is that Kodak actually invented the digital camera, they just didn’t think it would be a real thing. They used their linear intuition, rather than exponential mathematics, to chart probable … Continue reading

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