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A heathen argument for faith

Amor Fati: A Heathen Argument For Faith… ‘Amor Fati’ is a Latin phrase used in ancient Greece meaning (approximately) ‘love your fate’. Essentially, it is the idea and belief that all things necessarily happen for the good, the nearest modern … Continue reading

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Facebook post on Valhalla movement

Post on Jordan’s Faceboook page In response to Valhalla movement post on facebook. In 1978 Edward Lupinski famously quipped to Milton Friedman that socialism can only work if everyone has two servants, including the servants. Technology is rapidly approaching the … Continue reading

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Updates to a June Post

I have added two new replies to this post: https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/medical-breakthrough-and-market-failure/ The final point is very clear and explicit.

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Favourite pen

Le Plume Do you have a favorite pen? Hi Laurie I rarely use a pen these days – marking a golf score card is usually about it, signing the occasional cheque – about twice a month. Almost everything I write … Continue reading

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Robots with Robin Hanson – Continued

Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth, with Robin Hanson – Continued [ Continued from https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/robin-hanson-when-robots-rule-the-earth/%5D Richard wrote “Progress is not so much limited by resources, such as energy, as it is by attention.” There is some truth … Continue reading

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Ideapod – Noosphere

Ideapod – Noosphere I discovered Teilhard de Chardin in the mid 70s. Enjoyed some of his ideas, but he didn’t really have a firm grasp on the mathematical or strategic contexts of evolution. To me it is clear that evolution … Continue reading

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Cancer

New device yields close-up look at cancer metastasis While this sort of approach is interesting, and I am all in favour of adding to our knowledge base, it seems clear to me that the most powerful approach to fighting cancer … Continue reading

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Strife – added to

4 Aug 14 ~Question of the Day~Strife Cause Why do humans have a hard time getting along? There are so many possible causes of conflict. At one level, the default settings for humanity are that we would rather be right … Continue reading

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Small celebration – 4 years alive!

A good day today. 4 years on from being sent home “palliative care only” and told I could be dead in 6 weeks. Also Ian’s (younger brother) 50th birthday today – so double celebration. Ailsa and I are going out … Continue reading

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Existing

Question of the Day~ November 9, 2013~ Existing You Is there a YOU that exists that doesn’t need your thoughts to function? What am I is a very old question. The answers available today are very different from any available … Continue reading

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