Monthly Archives: March 2019

Free Will – yet again

Is Free Will illusion. It depends entirely on the assumption sets one accepts. If everything has strict causality, then free will is entirely illusion. If reality is constrained randomness at the Planck scale or lower (rather than strict causality), then … Continue reading

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Origins of life on Earth

Sigurd shared – “Is life a bizarre fluke or is it a cosmic imperative”? Paul Davies on the Origins of Life Checked out both links. It is highly unlikely that we will be able to determine exactly how life started … Continue reading

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Climate Change

It seems clear to me that the problem of maintaining a reasonably steady temperature and sea level is real enough (at least to some significant degree). Human induced warming is definitely a strong possibility, but the climate stability of the … Continue reading

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Skeptics – implications of Christchurch shooting

NZ Skeptics The biggest cause of this tragedy is the competitive nature of our economic system, combined with the nature of being human, and the tendency in time of scarcity to revert to tribal groupings, and take the easy course … Continue reading

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Foundations of logic conversation that ended up on the applicability of mathematics to reality

What we have is exponentially expanding computational ability. We also have human brains consisting of linear comparators. Those two don’t mix well. Humans tend to make linear projections, even when the evidence is overwhelming that they are in an exponential … Continue reading

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Jobs and Feynman

The Seekers Mode: What Steve Jobs And Richard Feynman Have In Common Yes in a sense, and it seems a bit more complex than that. It seems that all of our understandings and models are necessarily simplistic, as reality seems … Continue reading

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Future of Humanity

NZ Skeptics – What would be the most accurate, educated guesswork out there of what humanity will be like in a 1,000 years? I’m cautiously optimistic that we will survive the next 50 years (70/30), and if we manage that, … Continue reading

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