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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

Philosophy of Science Facebook group – Nature of science

Philosophy of Science Facebook group Alessandro Carvalho shared a link [ 25/May/21 ] All 6 answers are clearly wrong. Science, at its best, is an eternal enquiry into the nature of being that uses a process of refining all elements … Continue reading

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Why are people in the world starving when most of the biggest economies in the World have stored food mountains?

Why are people in the world starving when most of the biggest economies in the World have stored food mountains? [ 25/May/21 ] Money. Using markets to measure value; then using that measure as a proxy for human value more … Continue reading

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Daniel S – comment on science as belief

Daniel S – comment on science as belief [ 25/May/21 ] Hi Daniel, It is clear that human neural networks have a very strong set of biases for simple answers to complex questions. The major evolutionary and developmental reasons for … Continue reading

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Can everyone on Earth fit in a road island side by side?

Can everyone on Earth fit in a road island side by side? [ 24/May/21 ] If the questioner means Rhode Island (the US state), then it has an area just over 3,100km sq (3.1 x 10^9m^2). People come in many … Continue reading

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If the collapse of the world is inevitable, then is it wrong to hasten it? What are the ethical considerations of this course of action?

If the collapse of the world is inevitable, then is it wrong to hasten it? What are the ethical considerations of this course of action? [ 24/May/21 ] If one believes that anything is inevitable, then one will be drawn … Continue reading

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Is socialism the only path forward for mankind?

Is socialism the only path forward for mankind? [ 23/May/21 ] Depends how you define socialism. If you define it as the ownership of all property by the community as a whole, then no – that is not a viable … Continue reading

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What are some arguments against the existence of cause and effect?

What are some arguments against the existence of cause and effect? [ 23/May/21 ] First I need to give the argument for something like cause and effect. If everything were completely random, if there were no cause and effect of … Continue reading

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Critique of Gregg Braden – WORLDVIEW PIONEER SERIES: Health Freedom Part III

A link on Deb’s facebook page toWORLDVIEW PIONEER SERIES: Health Freedom Part III: Transhumanism and the Science of Self-Empowerment [ 22/May/21 ] Sorry Deb – I’m having real difficulty listening to Gregg Braden – He is so clearly a conman. … Continue reading

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What if the world next year decides Covid-19 is part of their lives with new viruses but lets normal lives continue with events, they had enough of locking themselves in houses?

What if the world next year decides Covid-19 is part of their lives with new viruses but lets normal lives continue with events, they had enough of locking themselves in houses? [ 21/May/21 ] If everyone actually stayed home, no … Continue reading

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Models of global warming have a large range of predictions, from mild to dire. Surely our opinions of this subject are just as varied. Should we bet on the low odds & do nothing or should we take action NOW on a global level?

Models of global warming have a large range of predictions, from mild to dire. Surely our opinions of this subject are just as varied. Should we bet on the low odds & do nothing or should we take action NOW … Continue reading

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