Category Archives: Nature

Critique of Keller on faith and belief

Al posted a quote from Timothy Keller [ 5/November/21 ] Keller is not being as accurate as is required in his writing. All of my views are probability based, and I didn’t start out that way. Like everyone I necessarily … Continue reading

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Our greatest natural resource

What is mankind’s greatest natural resources? [ 29/October/21 ] Us. Our ability to cooperate. Our ability to imagine and create. Our ability to shape environments and systems to our needs. Our ability to create ever deeper understandings of how we … Continue reading

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Do humans influence earthquakes

Is an earthquake only a natural phenomenon, or are there human factors involved? [ 20/October/21 ] Some reasonably accurate answers here. Most earthquakes have almost nothing to do with humans. There are five major classes of earthquakes. The most common … Continue reading

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Where to hide from the cruelty of the world

Where do you hide from the cruelty of the world? [ 19/October/21 ] The world itself isn’t cruel, it just is. In many aspects it is fundamentally random. Some people display cruelty, in some situations – some more so than … Continue reading

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Getting environmental responsibility

Response to a comment on Cat eats dotterel eggs video [ 17/October/21 ] To me it is part of a much deeper issue. In order to have a reasonable probability of people acting responsibly, then the social systems need to … Continue reading

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Another covid response

[ 12/October/21 ] What is that about Ron? Stop being an irresponsible git. If you really worked with computers at the level you claim to have, then you have to have some understanding of probability and uncertainty. The immune system … Continue reading

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Response to a local on vaccination

[ 12/October/21 ] People are not being forced to be vaccinated. There are some jobs for which people must be vaccinated if they want those jobs. If people do not want to be vaccinated, then they have to choose other … Continue reading

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A counter to despondency

[ 8/October/21 Peter’s Facebook post of notes – “bottom feeders, … our inevitable demise, … Condemned to the bell curve, no such thing as forever, … Malthus was right”] Not necessarily Peter. If you think clearly about life at the … Continue reading

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Learn about the environment

I’m very interested in global environmental problems, but what I have is just basic knowledge. How can I fully understand of what’s happening with the environment right now? [ 8/October/21 ] Start by accepting that however complex and detailed your … Continue reading

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Covid vaccination approach

[ 7/October/21 ] The disease isn’t deadly to everyone, and it is deadly to some. If you want to play Russian Roulette with the lives of those you love, then stay unvaccinated. And nothing in reality is risk free. There … Continue reading

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