Category Archives: Ideas

Foundations of Logic – the difference between reality and its appearance

[ 27/Jan/21 – Facebook – Foundations of Logic – Walter Kant asked – The dualistic doctrine says: there is the difference between reality and its appearance;and my question is:How far can reality be from its appearance if this appearance has … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic on “Truth”

[ 27/Jan/21 – Foundations of Logic – long thread on Truth] The Anil Seth video above is a good simple introduction to a very complex subject. It now seems beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt that what we experience is … Continue reading

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Who should be held responsible for global poverty?

Who should be held responsible for global poverty? [ 26/Jan/21 ] Why would you think that anyone should be “held responsible”? Isn’t that a rather hubristic notion? Isn’t it much more likely that it is the ignorance of each and … Continue reading

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Lifeboat discussion on The Biggest Threats To Human Existence

[ 26/Jan/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation] The list given of “The Biggest Threats To Human Existence” seems to me to be a very strange mix of categories. Nuclear war Bioengineered pandemic Artificial Intelligence Nanotechnology Extraterrestial Super volcanoes Food supply Weather … Continue reading

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Entitled to our Truth???

Quora – Since we’re all entitled to our own truth and we each have different perceptions of reality and everyone’s truth is valid does that basically mean we’re all in our own worlds? How can we ever work together or … Continue reading

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What is the status of ontological causality?

[ 14/1/21 Foundations of Logic – facebook group – Walter Kant asked “Ontological existence of causality:What is the status of ontological causality? causality exists ontologically causality does not exist ontologically ?”] Ontology at its most abstract seems to me to … Continue reading

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How are humans dangerous to biodiversity

How are humans dangerous to biodiversity? [ 13/1/21 ] Two major ways: we change things, and we move stuff around. The reasons why we do both of those can get quite complex and interesting. Sure, population growth is an issue, … Continue reading

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Conspiracy theories

How can a society de-program/reintegrate people who have gone down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole? [ 12/1/21 ] What do you mean? If you want people generally to stop looking for conspiracies, and to start generally trusting, then you need … Continue reading

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What to major in?

Quora – Would majoring in environmental studies or neuroscience make more sense? [ 10/1/21 ] What are you passionate about? What really interests you? If you don’t have a clear answer to that, then keep trying things until you do, … Continue reading

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Eating yogurt?

If You Don’t Eat Yogurt Every Day, This Might Convince You to Start [ 6/1/21 ] My old stats lecturer had one mantra – “correlation does not imply causation!” It might be entirely possible that the health benefits associated with … Continue reading

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