Category Archives: Philosophy

Comment to The Portal 001 – Eric Weinstein and Peter Thiel

You Tube – Peter Thiel on “The Portal”, Episode #001: An Era of Stagnation & Universal Institutional Failure. Technologist and Investor Peter Thiel is the guest as he joins Eric Weinstein in the studio Some really great stuff, and much … Continue reading

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Quora – Are any life forms essentially immortal?

Quora – Are there any lifeforms that are essentially immortal? If so what is keeping them from aging? Most of them. Essentially – all bacteria and single celled organisms. They all divide at some point, but both the cells that … Continue reading

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Freedom – once again

Freedom John posted a Sarte quote “Freedom is what you do with what has been done to you”. Dirk responded “Freedom from something, and liberty to act somehow.” Freedom is one of the most complex ideas I have considered. There … Continue reading

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Quora – AI and risk

How do we see the relationship between intelligence explosion and existential risk from artificial general intelligence? Who is the we you refer to? As I see it, as someone interested in this suite of subjects for over 50 years, there … Continue reading

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Divisive Times

James R – Divisive Times Right now we are living through divisive times. People have separated into groups that seem far apart in many respects. There is a lot of friction. … Friction creates energy. If you rub two sticks … Continue reading

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Deb – Rights

Deb’s Facebook post “Some important questions that need answering about constitutional rights and exceptions and decidedly gray areas – [1] If you favor exceptions for rape and incest, “life begins at conception” isn’t a hard and fast rule is it? … Continue reading

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Patriarchy

A post on Deb’s Facebook page Hi Deb, Agree that where patriarchy exists in and of itself it needs to be demolished and replaced with more open systems. And not everything (or even most things) are the result of patriarchy … Continue reading

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