Category Archives: understanding

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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Quora – It is said that we make 90 percent decisions every day unconsciously, but how can we be conscious when making decisions?

Quora – It is said that we make 90 percent decisions every day unconsciously, but how can we be conscious when making decisions? [ 27/8/20 ] It seems very probable that it can only ever be a matter of degree. … Continue reading

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Quora – The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why?

The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why? [ 24/8/20 ] What definition are you using of economic? Is it one that focuses on the management of the “household” of planet earth, or one that concentrates purely on market values. Scarcity … Continue reading

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A Facebook post by Ngaio on Marchers protesting lockdown in Auckland

[ 24/8/20 Facebook post by Ngaio on Marchers protesting lockdown in Auckland] I have no issue with people holding and expressing alternative views. I do have an issue with people doing things that put other people’s lives at risk. Risk … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Dave Snowden’s Article – It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be [ 17/8/20 In response to Dave’s post above] Predator prey relationships are not the only sort of relationship possible. Complexity demands cooperation. A predator that eats all its prey … Continue reading

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Quora – Why are social networks not helping to improve the entire society, when in theory sharing infinite knowledge and connecting everyone is an extraordinary advance?

Why are social networks not helping to improve the entire society, when in theory sharing infinite knowledge and connecting everyone is an extraordinary advance? [ 17/8/20 ] Tony Castaldo has part of the answer – the profit motive. Thomas Ruddick … Continue reading

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Quora – Why, in the past, people could, at the same time, be excellent in many sectors (anthropology, philosophy, biology) and now we are rather good in only one?

Why, in the past, people could, at the same time, be excellent in many sectors (anthropology, philosophy, biology) and now we are rather good in only one? [ 16/8/20 ] Short answer is because information is increasing and models are … Continue reading

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In response to Ralph’s facebook post on the new Covid-19 alert level change

In response to Ralph’s facebook post on the new Covid-19 alert level change. [ 12/8/20 ] I fear we will see too many people revert to overly simplistic true/false models of what is happening, rather than acknowledging the reality of … Continue reading

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