Category Archives: Philosophy

Epistemology yet again

Walter Kant Asked about Epistemology [ 27/October/22 Walter Kant asked:Why are epistemological (philosophical) opinions wrong? (e.g. materialism and idealism are not only contradictory but also wrong) My opinion:Because they are based on the illusions of metaphysics and faith (and not … Continue reading

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NIETZSCHE: The Dignity of Work

Comment to NIETZSCHE: The Dignity of Work [ 20/September/22 ] Several errors on Nietzsche’s part – quite understandable given the very simplistic state of science generally and biology in particular in his day. He did not understand that beauty is … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand – consequences

Ayn Rand quote on consequences [ 19/July/22 Dirk posted an Ayn Rand quote “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality”] She is exactly right, in what she wrote, but she is one of the … Continue reading

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Meditations on Moloch and other things

Daniel S posted some thoughts with multiple linksMeditations on MolochRules for RulersGame tehory as a dark artTeetering Between Oppression and Chaos [ 13/July/22 ] Mediations on Moloch has some truth to it, but is also deeply simplistic. Most of the … Continue reading

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Nihilism and design

Daniels S posted a link to a new consilience project post. Technology is Not Values Neutral: Ending the Reign of Nihilistic Design [ 29/June/22 ] Kind of – but to me it is a very biased view. Yes -certainly, in … Continue reading

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On narcissism and classification

Daniel posted a link to The 15 types of Narcissism (and their characteristics) [ 18/June/22 ] Hi Daniel, A few years ago a psychologist gave me the label “Autistic” and my wife the label “Neurotypical”. To some extent, those labels … Continue reading

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The idea of Good and Bad people is too simple.

Good and Bad People [ 16/June/22 ] I was listening to Rory McIlroy’s interview over the LIV golf, and there was one thing he said that I think was far more problem than solution; and that was when he said … Continue reading

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Quora question on improving society

If you were 1 of 30 people given the responsibility to improve today’s world by each of you choosing to remove a different person from it, who would be your choice? (Only 1st 30 picks here accepted, prior to (us) … Continue reading

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The dangers of Truth

What if we were all wrong? [ 8/June/22 ] We are almost certainly all wrong about some aspects of any non-trivial understanding we have of reality. Reality seems to be sufficiently complex, and contain sufficient classes of fundamental uncertainties and … Continue reading

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On government

Dirk posted a government is Evil meme [ 7/June/22 Dirk posted “The belief that government is a necessary evil is a belief that evil is necessary.”] Government is a necessary factor in our current systems. It is not the role … Continue reading

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