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 www.tedhowardnz.com/money

Hutton’s Shearwater

A facebook post from Kaikoura Notice board 22nd March 2018 Fledging season for Kaikoura’s endangered Hutton’s shearwater/titi For most of those birds crash landing, it is their first flight, ever. They spend about 3 months in a dark burrow underground, … Continue reading

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Scientific attitude

It seems to me that even more than what you are researching, it depends upon what you think the scientific attitude is. To me, the scientific attitude is one of eternal questioning, and eternal reliance on the evidence of experience … Continue reading

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Quora – Natural Selection – Altruism

Is natural selection more than fitness? Is there truly altruism due to the similarity of a species’ genes? Natural selection is simple in a sense, and it can rapidly get profoundly complex. Natural selection is about the differential survival of … Continue reading

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Purpose

June 3-10 ’18 ~QofDay~ Purpose Thanks Shar – a really great collection of images and thoughts to start with. Thanks Mendy Lou for the question and your response. For me, this is one of the deepest questions possible. For about … Continue reading

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Riding the rails

Riding the Rails Where was your best-ever hiding place? Hi Laurie, My best ever hiding place for hide and seek as a kid, was in the cupboard over the top of the hot water closet in a house we rented … Continue reading

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Quora – Source of variation

What causes variations among individuals of the same species? Get a modern text book on biochemistry, and another on computational theory, and start reading. There seem to be an infinite class of possible causes of variations, chemical, behavioural, environmental, in … Continue reading

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ANG Freedom

May 20- May 27 ’18 ~QofDay~ Freedom What is “freedom”? Are animals freer than humans? The question “what is freedom” is one of the most profound questions I have approached. In approaching a topic this complex, it is often useful … Continue reading

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