Category Archives: understanding

Why does it seem like the world is getting worse when some people are becoming more optimistic?

Why does it seem like the world is getting worse when some people are becoming more optimistic? [ 24/November/22 ] Many different components to why this is so. One aspect is that we are strongly biased to notice danger. The … Continue reading

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Plant based diets

World Farmers Organisation Scientific Council report [ 22/November/22 ] When I read the paper it sounded convincing right up until I read this paragraph:“With regards to red meat consumption, no widely recognized scientific investigation could so far establish a convincing … Continue reading

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Daniel Schmachtenberger, Nate Hagens, The Metacrisis

Daniel Schmachtenberger: “Modeling the Drivers of the Metacrisis” | The Great Simplification #42 [ 27/October/22 ] I just got home from doing a beach survey of endangered birds on my electric bike. I have been vegan for 12 years. I … Continue reading

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Epistemology yet again

Walter Kant Asked about Epistemology [ 27/October/22 Walter Kant asked:Why are epistemological (philosophical) opinions wrong? (e.g. materialism and idealism are not only contradictory but also wrong) My opinion:Because they are based on the illusions of metaphysics and faith (and not … Continue reading

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On Mumford and money

[ 15/October/22 ] Mumford had part of the picture, but missed the connection to the central bit (or rather failed to give it the logical focus). We are all necessarily strongly biased by evolution to look out for our own … Continue reading

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Is technology the answer to world peace or the problem?

Is technology the answer to world peace or the problem? [ 10/October/22 ] Neither. It is deeply more complex than that. There is a sense in which technology is foundational to our long term survival, and there is another sense … Continue reading

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On triangles and narcissism

[ 10/October/22 – response to Deb’s facebook page on triangles and narcissism ] Look just at the top horizontal line.There is the outer triangle, the left one, the middle one, the right one, the one made from the combination of … Continue reading

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If we could greatly extend the human lifespan, would people eventually become immortal?

If we could greatly extend the human lifespan, would people eventually become immortal? [ 30/September/22 ] That does not seem to be an option in this universe, though it may be possible to very closely approximate it. It seems very … Continue reading

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NIETZSCHE: The Dignity of Work

Comment to NIETZSCHE: The Dignity of Work [ 20/September/22 ] Several errors on Nietzsche’s part – quite understandable given the very simplistic state of science generally and biology in particular in his day. He did not understand that beauty is … Continue reading

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Global Catastrohic Risk Policy

Global Catastrohic Risk Policy Contact page [ 20/September/22 ] I have had my Autistic Spectrum brain focused on this subject area since 1974 – since realising that indefinite life extension was a real possibility (as I finished undergrad biochem), and … Continue reading

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