Monthly Archives: December 2020

More on Truth

[ 21/12/20 Facebook – Philosophy of Science – Ron Dai’s comment “Ultimately the truth triumphs of untruth not because of the humans who present the truth, but because of the truth itself”] It all depends what one means by truth. … Continue reading

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Lifeboat, longevity, old bacteria

A reply to a comment by Peter to a post in Lifeboat Foundation facebook page linking to Scientists pull living microbes, possibly 100 million years old, from beneath the sea [ 18/12/20 Peter stated “I don’t see how this pertains … Continue reading

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Quora – why is the elite now so concerned about the environment

Why is the elite now so concerned about the environment? [ 15/12/20 ] Because the awareness that we as humanity are actually changing the global ecosystem in ways that threaten us all is actually starting to spread to those with … Continue reading

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Alpha fold 2

[ 12/12/20 ] This is huge.Protein folding solved for a large set of classes of protein structures. and visually DeepMind’s AI Solves Protein Folding in Major Scientific Breakthrough

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New battery tech

[ 13/12/20 ] The breakthroughs continue – now a battery technology that seems likely to work – they need to get to practical scalable manufacture, but it looks solid so far. 15minutes to 80% charge, 500km range, solid state electrolyte … Continue reading

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Discussion with Bryce on the nature of Truth

Comments to another thread of Bryce Timothy’s about Truth [ 11/12/20 ] Your first presumption is not actually true [“Because any system of knowledge must take either observed facts or presupposed axioms as true in order to draw framework around … Continue reading

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Comments during the actual London Futurists Reinventing Democracy meeting

Comments and questions to London Futurists Future of Democracy [ 6/12/20 ] From Me to Everyone: 05:16 AM Why do we accept rule? We need to accept that all systems require boundaries for existence, and real freedom need to accept … Continue reading

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Response to a call to ban vehicles on beaches

4WDs destroying threatened coastal bird habitat Response to F&B facebook Post [ 5/12/20 ] The damage caused by ignorance is huge. A total ban seems over the top to me, and actually counter productive. What we need is a requirement … Continue reading

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Response to the NZ declaration of a climate emergency

Response to Climate Emergency declaration. [ 3/12/20 ] I accept point 1 “declare a climate emergency, following the finding of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that, to avoid a more than 1.5°C rise in global warming, global emissions would … Continue reading

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Discussion of risks of technologies

Data for praying mantis mitochondrial genomes and phylogenetic constructions within Mantodea [ 24/11/20 ] I found the paper disappointing in the lack of discussion about implications of the work. What they did was use several different techniques to look at … Continue reading

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