Category Archives: Politics

Is socialism the future of our civilization?

Is socialism the future of our civilization? [ 18/10/20 ] If by socialism you mean a system where all property is owned by the group as a whole, then no – such a centrally controlled system is open to multiple … Continue reading

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Global or National

Which do you believe would be more advantageous to you as an individual and to the country in general, to go global or to focus and improve your country’s own? [ 5/10/20] It is not an either or question.The best … Continue reading

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Covid and response

[ 2/10/20 Mischele’s Facebook rant about response to covid and withdrawing from the UN] No! Certainly – we need to respect individual rights, and individual lives; and that demands multiple levels of responsibility from each and every one of us, … Continue reading

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Climate change video

Spinoff – Facebook post on Climate Change video [ 2/10/20 ] This is a good look at a couple of dimensions of a highly dimensional issue. Yes, the potential for climate change is real, and we are seeing it. And … Continue reading

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Solving climate change

Quora – Is the climate redeemable? Assuming there was political will, could humanity fix it if we started now? If so, how? [ 16/9/20 ] The answers by Paul Eshelman and Robert Knight are both wrong, and climate change is … Continue reading

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Governance, evolution and AI

When and if artificial intelligence gets to the point that it’s indistinguishable from sentient beings, how will humans know who governs them? [ 14/9/20 ] Why would anyone want to be governed by any external agent? What do we mean … Continue reading

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Freedom and Culture

It is sometimes argued that history’s supreme ethical conflict is between those who value what preserves civilization and those who feel individual freedom comes first. If science finds one’s preference to be largely genetic, how should we respond? [ 2/9/20 … Continue reading

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Overview – Vote for Ted Howard – Kaikoura Electorate

If you look hare at the many things I have written, you will find some consistent themes. My prime values have not changed: 1/ Individual life – mine and everyone else’s. 2/ Individual liberty – and that has to come … Continue reading

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Daniel S posted a link on his facebook about freedom of speech

Daniel S posted a link on his facebook page to Double down news – the future of journalism [ 31/8/20 ] This is a really important, and an extremely complex issue. If one has as one’s highest values individual life … Continue reading

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A comment about a Dan Hermansen interview on sovereignty.

Ngaio’s facebook link to this audio of Dan Hermansen interview. [ 28/8/20 ] A small opening into the much deeper discussion of the nature of the necessary boundaries and responsibilities between individual freedom and collective survival, with all the layers … Continue reading

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