Category Archives: Ideas

Is humanity entering problems that no one has the ability to solve?

Is humanity entering problems that no one has the ability to solve? [ 15/6/20 ] Shaun Mootoo has most of it. Most problems have solutions that can be approximated at least well enough to survive. David Snowden does a great … Continue reading

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Faith

Facebook – Philosophy of Science Group [ 7/6/20 Walter Asked – Do probabilistics and statistics replace faith in the sciences? Angelo stated “Faith is necessary …..”] Faith is a dangerous mind virus. [followed by 8/6/20 – Angelo wrote – It … Continue reading

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Quora – Prediction

Quora – Can the future be reinvented? If so, what is the proof of predicting with absolute certainty? [ 8/5/20 ] As several others here have noted – absolute certainty is not possible – for many different sets of reasons. … Continue reading

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Covid-19 – answer to maintaining physical separation and allowing social proximity – think more dimensions

This is a simple idea in a sense. We need to reduce the risk of infection, and physical distancing (2m separation) does that. It is a respiratory virus – it comes out in our breath. So what we really need … Continue reading

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Star News article by Muriel Newman critiquing the covid 19 response

Comment on Brett’s facebook page linking to this Star News article by Muriel Newman critiquing the government handling of Covid-19. [ 27/4/20 ] [Brett since deleted the post – so it has gone from facebook. I did send this to … Continue reading

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Viruses and Bill Gates

[ 20/4/20 Ron shared an image on facebook, with two pics of Bill Gates, 1 – 1980s – lets infect computers with a virus and then sell them antivirus software; and 2 – 2019 – Lets infect people with a … Continue reading

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Quora – What defines the modern world?

What defines the modern world? [ 18/4/20 ] Information processing and distributed coordination (cooperation).

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Foundations of Logic – Wealth

[ 15/4/20 Reply to Dirk’s comment to Mark’s post on Foundations of Logic – to George Monbiot’s quote “If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise then every woman in Africa would be a millionaire”] Yes, and … Continue reading

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JBP Study group – tips on the process they naturally follow to formulate an argument

JPB study group – Crene Sutherland – … “Does anyone have any tips on the process they naturally follow to formulate an argument.”… [ 13/4/20 ] Lots of good beginnings in other sets of advice. It is complex and time … Continue reading

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Changing the world

Quora – When will I learn that I can’t change the world? [ 12/4/20 ] Changing the world is just like eating an elephant – one bite at a time. Like Makayla says – start with yourself. Start small. The … Continue reading

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