Category Archives: Philosophy

Comments on a Facebook post by Sam Mahon

Dam Mahon’s Facebook post of a letter to David Caygill A good read Sam, and from my perspective contains both shared values and incompleteness. I’ve known David Caygill, Richard Prebble and Roger Douglas for over 30 years, not bosom buddies, … Continue reading

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Project for Progressive Ethics

Post in Project for a progressive Ethics Message on Meetup Hi Dil Having had a 7.8 earthquake here a few months back, haven’t logged in in a while, so just got to see your message. Can’t find any place to … Continue reading

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Ideapod – response to “Stop trying to change the world”

Stop Trying To Change The World Disagree with the thesis on a couple of levels. I love the Margaret Mead quote “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing … Continue reading

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My side of a facebook discussion with Tom – on QM and understanding more generally and deeply.

Tom’s facebook post on Action and QM Hi Tom One of the great difficulties with quantum mechanics is that while the mathematics give us very accurate numbers in respect of the outcome of experiments, there is little agreement about what … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Trump and politics

How a Ruthless Network of Super-Rich Ideologues Killed Choice and Destroyed People’s Faith in Politics Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph NO! Trump is not hollow. No person is hollow. All people are complex beyond the … Continue reading

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Religion and war

Why Do Religions Teach Love and Yet Cause So Much War? Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/2004/06/why-do-religions-teach-love-and-yet-cause-so-much-war.aspx#W84mQ7qZzRhZ5yGg.99 Transcending the trauma to get to the truth of the world’s faiths. Kind of, sort of. It seems to me that it is much more … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Free Speech

Free Speech I was following some ideas from Jordan Peterson recently, and followed a path through Jung to Stanley Overton’s ideas on free speech, which seem to me to be kind of heading in a useful direction, but also miss … Continue reading

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