Category Archives: Philosophy

Critique of Sam Harris on Free Will

Sam Harris – The Case Against Free Will Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sam couldn’t be more wrong, yet at the same time much of what he says is close enough to true. Cause and effect is limited. Simply saying … Continue reading

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Eric’s Facebook – Most profound

To Eric’s facebook post What is the most profound thing that you can think of and say in your own words with 50 words or less? Evolution selects that which survives. Complexity results from new levels of cooperation. Attendant strategies … Continue reading

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The question of God

Chris Hitchens debates William Lane Craig Warning – I see no evidence to support the God hypothesis, and the arguments below dismantle all of Craig’s arguments. Over the last 5 weeks a group of theists and atheists have met 4 … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Economics beyond current models

Evonomics – Why Economists Have to Embrace Complexity to Avoid Disaster – Steve Keen Microeconomics, macroeconomics and complexity Yes and no. Have been a follower and admirer of Steve’s work for some years. Downloaded his Minsky software and spent a … Continue reading

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Jordan B Peterson – Harvard Talk Postmodernism & the Mask of Compassion – 1 error

Jordan B Peterson – Harvard Talk Postmodernism & the Mask of Compassion Great talk, and as you explicitly asked to identify error, there does seem to be one at about 1:14:00 into the talk – you say “The fundamental dilemma … Continue reading

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From Parts to Patterns – Part 2 – Capital Institute – Updated

Shifting From Parts to Patterns “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” – Leonardo Da Vinci I came back to this again this morning, and decided to try from a different perspective. Leonardo only had part of the … Continue reading

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Life Extension?

Eric’s Facebook post Movement for Indefinite Life Extension Can indefinite life extensions be achieved in our lifetimes? I have no reasonable doubt that we can extend lifespans indefinitely. The big questions are: Will we? Will we (as a society) devote … Continue reading

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