Category Archives: Philosophy

Quora – Personal evolution

Do humans change personal evolution by changing their way of thinking? Short answer yes. Long answer is much more complex. It seems very probable that the direct impact of thought on genetic structure is a close approximation to zero. The … Continue reading

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Medium – moral philosophy

Moral Philosophy and What To Aim For In Your Life Our moral philosophy determines what we care about and what we don’t care about. This is really complex territory. A reasonable understanding of the modern synthesis of evolutionary biology and … Continue reading

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Quora – Correspondence theory

What are the weak points of correspondence theory? For me, the weaknesses are not so much with correspondence theory, but with our understandings of reality and our place in it, and the distinction between our experiential reality and whatever it … Continue reading

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Quora – misconceptions about evolution

What is the largest misconception about evolution? There are lots of answers here with misconceptions; but none mention what is (to me) the biggest of them; and that is the idea that evolution is all about competition. That is just … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – consciousness

Foundations of Logic Facebook group. “Why?” questions = infinite regress. “How?” questions = infinite progress. Turtles all the way down in a sense, but that sense is unreal. Our best understanding of consciousness from an evolutionary perspective is that perception … Continue reading

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Science/philosophy

What are the similarities and differences between philosophy and science? In the broadest sense, there is no difference. Philosophy is the love of wisdom. Wisdom is understanding reality (which includes ourselves) and the most powerful ways of relating to it. … Continue reading

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Facebook exchange with Tom on causality and understanding

In response to a facebook post of Toms that included “: if we assert there is a cause for something, we have to, by implication of that assertion, find the cause for causation also. I mean, if cause, where did … Continue reading

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