Category Archives: Politics

Nihilism and design

Daniels S posted a link to a new consilience project post. Technology is Not Values Neutral: Ending the Reign of Nihilistic Design [ 29/June/22 ] Kind of – but to me it is a very biased view. Yes -certainly, in … Continue reading

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On Politics

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Matthew 26-52

[ 17/June/22 “And Jesus said unto Peter, Put down your sword and and pick up an AR-15, for it has vastly superior firepower.”] {King James version -}”Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for … Continue reading

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Clearest path to global prosperity

What is the clearest path to global prosperity? [ 8/June/22 ] A universal understanding of some basic principles of life: 1 That all levels of evolved complexity emerge from and are sustained by cooperation. 2 That any level of competition … Continue reading

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Rat park, addiction and sex

Ngaio shared a link to a Humanity project post on addiction [ 7/June/22 ] A lot of truth in that. One bit that doesn’t make sense, is that in the rat example, sex is given as a part of normal … Continue reading

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On government

Dirk posted a government is Evil meme [ 7/June/22 Dirk posted “The belief that government is a necessary evil is a belief that evil is necessary.”] Government is a necessary factor in our current systems. It is not the role … Continue reading

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Anarchy

Dirk’s poster on Anarchy [ 26/May/22 Dirk posted a poster from Andreas TogelAnarchyAnarchy is not the belief that the world should be chaos and engulfed in flames. Anarchy is the belief that selfgoverning individuals should never be coerced into joining … Continue reading

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Queen’s Jubilee costs

[ 25/May/22 a Post claiming celebrations for QEII were going to cost 38,000 per family.] It’s 38 Pounds – not 38,000. A meal each. [followed by 26 May] Michael WebberNot a monarchist. I am a fan of individual responsibility, but … Continue reading

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State vs anarchy

Problems and necessity of the State [ 27/April/22 Dirk posted a Jesus Huerto de Soto quote “We are unable to even begin to glimpse the immeasurable achievements, advances and discoveries of mankind that would be possible in an entrepreneurial and … Continue reading

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Leadership?

What would it take to elect leaders who have the requisite wisdom and compassion to serve the people rather than themselves? [ 18/April/22 ] Not actually a useful question. A better question is, what is required for us to develop … Continue reading

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