Category Archives: Ideas

Robin Hanson – Grabby Aliens

Robin Hanson, George Mason University | A Simple Model of Grabby Aliens [ 23/Feb/21 ] Enjoyed watching. The one counter thesis that I didn’t see explored, is that by the time a species gets to a level of complexity that … Continue reading

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Self Sufficiency

Does self-sufficiency exist? [ 20/Feb/21 ] Only to a degree. We are social animals. We need to learn language and culture and most of our technology from others. Without those we cannot survive. And once we have those, then being … Continue reading

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Understanding internal vs external distinctions

Foundations of Logic Facebook group question about philosophical knowledge [ 19/Feb/21 Foundations of Logic Facebook group – Walter Smith asked:What is the difference between:internalistic-philosophical knowledge,externalistic-philosophical knowledge andscientific knowledge?There are no differences or there are differences (which ones?)] For me, the … Continue reading

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Evolution and purpose

If evolution is the truth, then what would be the point of life? [ 19/Feb/21 ] Evolution explains how it is that complexity can, in some limited sets of contexts, emerge from relative simplicity. To get to the level of … Continue reading

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator problems

[ 9/Feb/21 ]Facebook link to Youtube video – How To Type – Ben Shapiro & Jordan Peterson – CS Joseph The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) schema is like most religious schema, once one accepts its basic constructs, then it becomes … Continue reading

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Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

[ 8/Feb/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation – Response to RJ Tolley’s comment to Quinn Sena’s post linked to Geoff Hinton’s Article – AI is going to be able to do everything. https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/11/03/1011616/ai-godfather-geoffrey-hinton-deep-learning-will-do-everything/%5D I strongly agree with Jeffrey, Nicholi, Jay & … Continue reading

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Converting to electric

Does converting a world into electric-based save our planet? [ 3/Feb/21 ] In and of itself, no. And we need to be clear, the planet is not endangered. Human life on the planet, that is something else. Many of the … Continue reading

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The idea of liberty

Chris Testolini facebook link to this report by Chris RossiniAn Opportunity For The Ideas of Liberty [2 Feb 21 ] Yes Liberty is important – vitally so, but in order for liberty one must have life, and then for liberty … Continue reading

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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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