Category Archives: Nature

Counter to Tom’s post on Covid

[ 2/Feb/21 Tom stated on facebook – …”New Zealand and Australia are in their non-flu season summertime, meaning everybody returns to being healthy, right? So of course it is then made to look that the reason they’re healthy right now … Continue reading

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Follow-on from the a post on Tesla coming from Venus

[ 29/Jan/21 – on Tom’s Facebook page] Tom, I am not 100% certain of anything. I deal in sets of evidence and balance of probabilities between competing explanatory sets. And I have actually examined vast sets of evidence, and applied … Continue reading

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Quora – How do I address global inequality?

How do I address global inequality? [ 18/Jan/21 ] As others have noted, the problem is not inequality – that is a given – real complexity contains diversity – always. The problem is insufficiency – NOT inequality. Giving everyone what … 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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Quora – What is the current situation of humanity on Earth?

What is the current situation of humanity on Earth? [ 1/1/21 ] Extremely varied and uncertain. Slowly people are starting to accept the many levels of fundamental uncertainty that seem to be an essential aspect of this reality we find … Continue reading

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Quora – why is the elite now so concerned about the environment

Why is the elite now so concerned about the environment? [ 15/12/20 ] Because the awareness that we as humanity are actually changing the global ecosystem in ways that threaten us all is actually starting to spread to those with … Continue reading

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Response to a call to ban vehicles on beaches

4WDs destroying threatened coastal bird habitat Response to F&B facebook Post [ 5/12/20 ] The damage caused by ignorance is huge. A total ban seems over the top to me, and actually counter productive. What we need is a requirement … Continue reading

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Response to the NZ declaration of a climate emergency

Response to Climate Emergency declaration. [ 3/12/20 ] I accept point 1 “declare a climate emergency, following the finding of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that, to avoid a more than 1.5°C rise in global warming, global emissions would … Continue reading

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Evolutionary theory on quora – continued

Further comment on evolutionary theory question on quora [ 20/11/20 ] Now we are getting into very speculative territory. I have only ever had two brief personal conversations with Richard, a total of about 5 minutes. We have exchanged a … Continue reading

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