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

Quora – Does intelligence just allow us to better justify

Quora – Does intelligence just allow us to better justify what we already want to believe? Short answer – No; and it is certainly a possible (and far too common) outcome. Self justification is definitely one of the dangers of … Continue reading

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Quora – purpose

Quora – What’s the best way to live when you don’t know what the purpose of life is? For me, the implication that life has a purpose, other than whatever purpose we happen to choose for ourselves (or be delivered … Continue reading

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Quora – could a paleolithic man be among us?

Quora – Is it possible that humans from the Paleolithic period mastered the art of not ageing and live amongst us? Watch the movie “The Man From Earth” for a reasonable exploration of one set of possibilities (Movie on youtube). … Continue reading

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Quora – right and wrong

Do you think there is such a thing as right and wrong? Moved Here As absolutes No. As useful approximations to things that are often profoundly complex and contain fundamental uncertainties, Yes. And that often delivers profound uncertainties in making … Continue reading

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Quora – Evolution

Quora – What evidence is used to refute theory of evolution? – Response to answer by Qedlin Saltum Every one of these assertions presented as evidence against evolution is, beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt, on balance of all the … Continue reading

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Rebel Wisdom – Daniel Schmachtenberger – Phase shift

Rebel Wisdom – Daniel – Phase shift ‘Humanity’s Phase Shift’, Daniel Schmachtenberger Hi Daniel, Good hearing your voice again. While I largely agree with many aspects of your definition of the problem space facing us, you do overstate too many … Continue reading

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YouTube – Bret Weinstein Upcoming debate with David Sloan Wilson

Bret Weinstein – Upcoming Debate with David Sloan Wilson [Updated 8/1/19] Great statement of the problem Bret. And for me, like you, it is a profoundly deep issue. And I am clear, beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt, that the … Continue reading

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