Category Archives: Nature

A sliver of reality

AEON – A sliver of reality [ 8/September/22 Science and mathematics may never fully capture the physical universe. Are there hard limits to human intelligence?] David H Wolpert writes:“What can I ever know about that which lies beyond the limits … Continue reading

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Mandates question

[ 21/August/22 Question from Sharon on Mandates. Kia ora, over the last 3 year period, many community men and women lost their jobs, businesses affected, were shut out of the Council building, shops, suffered ridicule, were discriminated against, treated as … Continue reading

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Genders and sexuality

A friend reposted:According to science and religion there are only 2 genders. Males have one X and one Y chromosome, females have 2 X chromosomes. Nothing will ever change this. [ 24/July/22 ] That’s only kind of true, and far … Continue reading

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How much of the world can we actually see?

How much of the world can we actually see? [ 24/July/22 ] Most people can “see” things between the scales of about 1/10 of a mm up to about 100km – so a range of about 10^9. The Planck scale … Continue reading

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Sovereign Individualism

Sovereign Individualism [ 24/July/22 ] I agree with most of what is written here, and it seems to be necessarily more complex in at least two domains not explicitly mentioned. It seems that the most stable way to approach this … Continue reading

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Lex and Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron: Christianity and the Catholic Church | Lex Fridman Podcast #304 [ 21/July/22 ] Good and Evil are very simple distinctions, and they can be very useful when rapid decisions are required, and they don’t really work when … Continue reading

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Facebook link to Greenpeace – Stop the Feedlots

[ 17/June/22 ] Feedlots, in and of themselves, are not the problem. If done well, feedlots can eliminate the problem.If done badly, they can make the problem worse. The issue is not feedlots in and of themselves as a concept, … Continue reading

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Solving problems on Earth

In your most honest and unbiased opinion, don’t you think we should focus on the problems here on Earth and build a strong foundation before focusing on Mars? [ 5/June/22 ] Yes, but we need to focus on the Moon … Continue reading

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Properties of reality

What properties can be attributed to the physical universe? [ 31/May/22 ] One can attribute any set of characteristics to the physical universe; the question becomes:How accurately do those characteristics relate to the physical universe across what set of contexts? … Continue reading

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Start on relativity and moving through autism to consciousness

Chris linked to a video on special relativity Some Cool Ways of Looking at the Special Theory of Relativity [ 4/March/22 Chris wrote – nice distraction from the awful world we live in.] I’d say wonderful example of the amazing … Continue reading

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