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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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Quora – Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world?

Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world? [ 1/8/20 ] In so far … Continue reading

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Quora – Is elite rule inevitable from societies? Why does decision making rest in the hands of a few people?

Is elite rule inevitable from societies? Why does decision making rest in the hands of a few people? [ 31/7/20 ] What is meant by the question? At what level are you asking? We all make decisions in our lives. … Continue reading

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Is a perfect society possible or even desirable?

Is a perfect society possible or even desirable? [ 25/7/20 ] If you mean something static – then no. If you mean something that respects individual sapient life, and the liberty of all such sapient entities, and provides a cooperative … Continue reading

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Is ignorance the biggest catastrophe in our society today?

Is ignorance the biggest catastrophe in our society today? [ 18/7/20 ] No. We are all, eternally and necessarily ignorant to some significant degree – the more one actually learns of mathematics and logic and cosmology and biology the more … Continue reading

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Picture of child holding a placard “Take your mask off because God’s got you covered”

[ 16/7/20 Picture of child holding a placard “Take your mask off because God’s got you covered”] It seems beyond reasonable doubt that all understandings of reality are necessarily simplifications of the complexity and fundamental uncertainty that seems to actually … Continue reading

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On Jordan Peterson & The Hidden Epidemic, Rebel Wisdom

YouTube – On Jordan Peterson & The Hidden Epidemic, Rebel Wisdom [ 13/7/20 ] Mostly great – but I have a real issue with the parting comment, about the problem being the reductionist world view. I would say that the … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Intellectual Dark Web? Bret Weinstein

What Happened to the Intellectual Dark Web? Bret Weinstein [ 25/6/20 ] Great video, great discussion, strongly align with most of it, and a few significant quibbles. 08:00 Bret states “there is nothing inherently wrong with making profit.” Which I … Continue reading

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Tom and Polarity again

[ 13/6/20 Tom’s Facebook page] I understand that you are committed to your interpretation in a way that admits of few alternatives, and I’ll give it another try. Consider an alternative interpretation of the same phenomena you observe. Yes – … Continue reading

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Sensemaking with Daniel

Daniel Schmachtenberger’s Facebook post [ 12/6/20 Daniel linked to 2 videos – saying we must watch both: and ] Both demonstrate classic failure modalities in sensemaking. Both oversimplify complex situations. You cannot simplify a person down to good and evil, … Continue reading

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