Category Archives: Politics

Islamophobia

I Grew Up as a Muslim in New Zealand. I Want You to Know I Belong. You belong. One didn’t need to be of a different race or culture to get a hard time growing up, just being different is … Continue reading

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UBI (Universal Basic Income) Continued from last month

Continuing the UBI conversation from last month Hi Dirk, I do not understand how you get to “markets are incorruptible because there are no subjective influences in the functioning”. Culture – at any and every level is a subjective influence. … Continue reading

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London Futurists – politics for enhanced human wellbeing

Politics for profoundly enhanced human wellbeing Very interesting thread of discussions. Understand the need for your action David, and I agree – some interesting ideas in too much anger. And for me, the 20ft caterpillar on the coffee table is … Continue reading

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Merry Xmas

Christmas morning here in Kaikoura. It is thick drizzly fog outside. Ailsa, Jewelia, Huia and I are warm enough inside. Presents have been exchanged, and we are all doing our own things, each plugged into the internet in different ways. … Continue reading

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Evolution Institute – Saving Social Constructivism

Saving Social Constructivism Yes, this is deep and complex. Yes we are dealing with deeply nested sets of complex adaptive systems (up to 20 and sometimes more levels). The classical notion of “Truth” (that one can be absolutely certain of … Continue reading

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Laurie – When pigs fly

When Pigs Fly Hi Laurie, Agree. I look forward to the day that war, injustice and hunger are found only in history books. I think it is achievable, and it will require some delicate balances. People are generally on their … Continue reading

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Thoughts driving home from meeting Richard Dawkins in Christchurch

Attended Richard Dawkins event in Christchurch, and had a short conversation with him at the meet and greet afterwards These are transcriptions from 3 recordings made driving home Saturday morning, listening to a lecture on the development of Greek philosophical … Continue reading

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