Tag Archives: Communication

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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Collaboration

Quora – Why do humans collaborate to the extent that they do? [ 8/6/20 ] Some aspects of the answer given here by others. It seems clear to me that the answer is deeply complex and contains some genetic elements, … Continue reading

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Zero Bycatch

My thoughts on the Forest & Bird Zero Bycatch policy – and by implication on all such over simplifications of complex realities. [ 8/6/20 ] The idea that any accidental death of an organism is unacceptable is a nonsense. Everything … Continue reading

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Vaccination – Tom’s facebook page – updated 30Apr2020

[ 20/4/20 Tom’s facebook page] Hi Tom, While you raise some legitimate concerns about the economic incentives of companies producing vaccines, the rest of your story missed most of the important bits. Genner invented the idea in 1796 to prevent … Continue reading

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JBP Study group – tips on the process they naturally follow to formulate an argument

JPB study group – Crene Sutherland – … “Does anyone have any tips on the process they naturally follow to formulate an argument.”… [ 13/4/20 ] Lots of good beginnings in other sets of advice. It is complex and time … Continue reading

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Thinking about life beyond covid-19

London Futurists meetup on Crowdcast [ 11/4/20 – written 7 hours ahead of the meeting] I like what your wrote in the email David, and I would go further, that is isn’t about choosing a particular strategy, rather it is … Continue reading

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To a comment from Joe Brewer on Daniel’s Portal post

Comment from Joe Brewer on Daniel’s Portal post [ 6/4/20 Joe wrote – “… The collapses ARE inevitable—they are part of the self-organizing dynamics of pattern formation inherent to the globalized economy as it came to be structured.”] Yes, but … Continue reading

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Torch’s facebook page – in response to some diet nonsense about fighting viruses

[ 3/4/20 on Torch’s facebook page – in response to some diet nonsense about fighting viruses] Hi Dennis – I am very close to 10 years from having gotten a “terminal cancer” prognosis from my oncologist, and having gone raw … Continue reading

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Quora – Where in the world can you find the most caring, kind, and thoughtful people?

Quora – Where in the world can you find the most caring, kind, and thoughtful people? [ 22/2/20 ] In my experience, anywhere you behave respectfully and generously in a non-naive fashion towards other people. And it does seem to … Continue reading

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