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About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money

Are solipsism and open individualism beneath the surface the same view?

Are solipsism and open individualism beneath the surface the same view? [ 28/10/20 ] That does not seem to be the case. There is a sense in which it seems probable that Descarte got one thing right, “cogito ergo sum”. … Continue reading

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Swedish Response to Covid 19

[ 26/10/20 Response to a facebook Ad – on Swedish statistics] Whoever wrote this seems to have an agenda that does not value human life very highly. Sweden has taken measures to slow the spread of Covid. As yet only … Continue reading

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Solar Energy

[ 24/10/20 Lifeboat foundation Facebook post about Solar Energy – Jeremy claimed all subsidy] Define subsidy please. Fossil is a mature technology, with a huge amount of sunk capital, and many systems that have fully paid back their capital cost … Continue reading

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1080

[ 22/10/20 Mischele posted a newspaper clip on her facebook page – 1080 Detected in workers] If you’ve been eating puha, then you might detect 1080 in your body. It occurs naturally in puha, at very low levels – not … Continue reading

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What will the Internet do for the future of humans?

[ 21/10/20 ] The internet is a powerful tool. Like all tools, it can be used for good or ill. What it will be used for will depend upon the choices we make. We all have a roll in that. … Continue reading

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Laurie’s Blog – A box of Chocolates

Laurie’s Blog – A box of Chocolates [ 20/10/20 ] Unfortunately, since going sugar free vegan I haven’t found a chocolate that is those things and tasty. As to navigating life, its finding a balance between the many things that … Continue reading

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Can philosophy help in solving the perennial chicken and egg problem?

[ 19/10/20 ] No. Because there isn’t a chicken and egg problem. The process of evolution, leading from relatively simple replicating molecules (probably in alkaline “white smokers” using H+ ions from geothermal chemistry in the first instance) through archea to … Continue reading

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Social Issues – Chrys’s Facebook page

[ 18/10/20 – Chrys’s facebook page] There are insane incentives within the system.As the return on investment drops, then people take their money out of the bank and buy something that has a rate of return – property. House prices … Continue reading

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Is socialism the future of our civilization?

Is socialism the future of our civilization? [ 18/10/20 ] If by socialism you mean a system where all property is owned by the group as a whole, then no – such a centrally controlled system is open to multiple … Continue reading

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What do you feel entitled to and why?

Daniel S asked on facebook – What do you feel entitled to and why?(This is an earnest inquiry.) [ 18/10/20 ] I don’t feel entitled to anything. There are many things that seem to be required for my long term … Continue reading

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