Category Archives: Nature

Quora – Are humans confused as to their own free will?

Are humans confused as to their own free will? [ 8/4/20 ] Necessarily, as there is no agreement about what it might mean. Many people are in a group that believes that all events are preceded by necessary causes. In … Continue reading

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Quora – What does evolution act on?

Quora – What does evolution act on? [ 5/4/20 ] Evolution, as in the modern synthesis of understandings of the process of evolution by natural selection, acts on replicators in environments through differential survival. Thus it requires something that can … Continue reading

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Comment to Perspectives on the Pandemic | Professor Knut Wittkowski | Episode 2

Perspectives on the Pandemic | Professor Knut Wittkowski | Episode 2 [ 4/4/20 ] [Note – the video is interesting, the numbers are somewhere near close. In one sense this is a flu like pandemic, and in another sense it … Continue reading

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Quora – Is there any alternative to Might is Right?

Is there any alternative to Might is Right? (by this I ask is there any disproving this idea, even considering how Might isn’t right, but it determines who has control and therefore who has the right to control). [ 30/3/20 … Continue reading

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Was there ever a point in time where humans lived safe and peacefully?

Was there ever a point in time where humans lived safe and peacefully? [ 28/3/20 ] Depends what you mean. Certainly, in some places, at some times, conditions have been sufficiently benign that people could live safely together for many … Continue reading

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Pandemic Issue

Pandemic Issue [ 26/3/20 – on my facebook page] It is really hard for me to have much idea how most people think, as my brain seems to be very near the edge of a number of distributions. I see … Continue reading

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Laurie’s – Staying Connected – covid-19

Staying Connected [ 24/3/20 – What’s your favorite online way to stay connected?] Online and golf – but with total lockdown taking effect tomorrow, golf is out for a month at least. New Zealand goes to level 4 tomorrow night. … Continue reading

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