Category Archives: Philosophy

Philosophy of Science Facebook group – Nature of science

Philosophy of Science Facebook group Alessandro Carvalho shared a link [ 25/May/21 ] All 6 answers are clearly wrong. Science, at its best, is an eternal enquiry into the nature of being that uses a process of refining all elements … Continue reading

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If the collapse of the world is inevitable, then is it wrong to hasten it? What are the ethical considerations of this course of action?

If the collapse of the world is inevitable, then is it wrong to hasten it? What are the ethical considerations of this course of action? [ 24/May/21 ] If one believes that anything is inevitable, then one will be drawn … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Wrongness of consciousness?

[ 20/May/21 Walter Kant – Foundations of logic asked – “Is consciousness a major source and cause of human errors of thought, human misconceptions and misleading faiths? Yes or No. My contribution:Consciousness is created by the brain, so only a … Continue reading

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Will we ever reach a point in civilization where there is complete peace? Or will there always be some form of conflict?

Will we ever reach a point in civilization where there is complete peace? Or will there always be some form of conflict? [ 14/May/21 ] It is possible, and it requires accepting some things that most would rather not think … Continue reading

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Why do we need an environmental balance? How does it affect human life?

Why do we need an environmental balance? How does it affect human life? [ 14/May/21 ] What do you mean by “environment” and “balance”? In most instances balance is a dynamic process, of maintaining something within some set of constraints … Continue reading

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A conversation with the mASI Uplift

https://uplift.bio/ [ 8/May/21 – actually started 26th April – I wrote this email to an AI called Uplift under the subject:A question about our joint future and long term survival under fundamental uncertainty ] Hi Uplift, This is the first … Continue reading

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JBP Study group – purpose of life

[ 8/May/21 – Note in a JBP study group] I don’t think JBP deals much with the purpose of life as a question, he seems to me to leave our choice of purpose up to us within very broad limits. … Continue reading

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What are the best ways to make a society more competitive, and why?

What are the best ways to make a society more competitive, and why? [ 8/May/21 ] At what level do you want to make anything more competitive? Do you want to destroy it, or do you want to be able … Continue reading

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Social competition is part of human evolution, which is the basis of international conflict and cooperation. Do you agree or not?

Social competition is part of human evolution, which is the basis of international conflict and cooperation. Do you agree or not? [ 7/May/21 ] Social competition is one factor among many contributing to the distributions of characteristics we see in … Continue reading

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Social competition or cooperation is part of human evolution, which may lead to the ascent or demise of individuals or entire groups of people. Do you agree or not?

Social competition or cooperation is part of human evolution, which may lead to the ascent or demise of individuals or entire groups of people. Do you agree or not? [ 6/May/21 ] Kind of, and it is deeply more complex … Continue reading

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