Author Archives: Ted Howard NZ

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

Quora – Problems of increasing life expectancy

What problems will an increasing average life expectancy cause for individuals and society? The first thing to get, is that for most people, most of the time, not dying is a really good thing – worth all manner of “problems”. … Continue reading

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Quora NHS woes

With people living longer and putting more strain on the NHS and economy in general is higher taxation the only realistic solution? Short answer – No. Long answer, much more complex. Money, as a market measure of value, is now … Continue reading

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Quora – Have you ever been against recognised theories?

As a scientist, have you ever been against a recognized scientific theory? Which theory was it and why were you against it? Yes, many. One example – gradualism in evolution. It was clear to me in logic and statistics that … Continue reading

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Quora – increasing lifespans

What’s the most interesting research going on right now for increasing life span? I suspect Ray Kurzweil knows the answer to that, but he seemed to quite intentionally not answer the question that Peter Diamandis asked him on that subject … Continue reading

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Dead wood

Dead wood What deadwood needs to be removed from your life so you can flourish? Hi Laurie, Yes, sort of. Looked at purely from the perspective of the tree, deadwood is, well, dead. Looked at in a wider ecological context, … Continue reading

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Quora – Is the principle of falsifiability falsifiable

Is the principle of falsifiability scientific? Is it falsifiable? No. It is axiomatic of a system of exploration. It assumes that we as modeling entities exist, with our models of ourselves and our reality at some scale of resolution. It … Continue reading

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Quora – Personal evolution

Do humans change personal evolution by changing their way of thinking? Short answer yes. Long answer is much more complex. It seems very probable that the direct impact of thought on genetic structure is a close approximation to zero. The … Continue reading

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