Category Archives: Nature

What is the most immediate challenge you have at startup ecosystem level that you would like automation to help solve?

What is the most immediate challenge you have at startup ecosystem level that you would like automation to help solve? [ 20/April/21 ] In New Zealand that would be a trap that catches mammals – particularly mice, rats, cats, hedgehogs, … Continue reading

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Time

Foundations of Logic Walter Kant asked [ 16/April/21 Time:What is the nature of your definition of time:realabstractillusory?] Time is a necessary pre condition for the existence of complexity. Time is that aspect of a system that delivers some probability of … Continue reading

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Do scientists increasingly doubt the truth of evolution?

Do scientists increasingly doubt the truth of evolution? [ 16/April/21 ] No. I know of no scientists (as I accept the definition of scientist), who has any significant doubts about evolution. And that requires understanding the definition of scientist. I … Continue reading

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Quora – People who grew up in adverse conditions tend to work harder, and understand human nature and society as a whole in a more profound way.

People who grew up in adverse conditions tend to work harder, and understand human nature and society as a whole in a more profound way. Would you agree or disagree? [ 12/April/21 ] Agree with all that Sakshi Mehta writes, … Continue reading

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Nitrate Allowances

Link to Stuff article about nitrate allowances [ 8/April/21 Tim’s Facebook page] If you are going to allow 100Kg of nitrate/Ha to leach, then you have to budget sufficient water going to groundwater to keep that below 0.5mg/l. Doing the … Continue reading

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What resources are we running out of on Earth?

What resources are we running out of on Earth? [ 3/April/21 ] As others have noted – Helium is the only one of significance, and that is because we are being very wasteful of it, and not recycling it, and … Continue reading

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What is the definition of life?

What are the general requirements to call an entity a living being? Are there any organisms that don’t meet all the general requirements but are still classified as living? [ 3/April/21 ] This is a fundamental question in biology, and … Continue reading

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Why do we exist and die?

Indefinite Life Extension question – Why do we exist and why do we exit existence? [ 3/April/21 ] In simple terms – the evolution of complexity requires a mechanism that limits the life of individuals – without that, then the … Continue reading

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Why study and care for the environment?

What is the essence of the study of our environment? Why is there a need to protect, preserve, and take care of the environment? [ 28/Mar/21 ] We are a part of nature, the most complex experiment of evolution to … Continue reading

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What makes us unique?

If we, as a species, share some characteristics, we’re all individuals. What are the factors that make a person unique [ 27/Mar/21 ] To start to build an understanding of similarities and differences one needs to start to understand the … Continue reading

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