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Are there too many people in the world for it to survive without radical social change?

Are there too many people in the world for it to survive without radical social change? [ 22/April/21 ] The number of people present is not yet the major driver for social change, and it is rapidly growing in importance. … Continue reading

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What is the central theme that makes up the moral law that governs the earth and the earth itself and inhabitants?

What is the central theme that makes up the moral law that governs the earth and the earth itself and inhabitants? [ 20/April/21 ] The survival of complexity over deep time and across a wide variety of dynamic contexts. If … Continue reading

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Time

Foundations of Logic Walter Kant asked [ 16/April/21 Time:What is the nature of your definition of time:realabstractillusory?] Time is a necessary pre condition for the existence of complexity. Time is that aspect of a system that delivers some probability of … Continue reading

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Do scientists increasingly doubt the truth of evolution?

Do scientists increasingly doubt the truth of evolution? [ 16/April/21 ] No. I know of no scientists (as I accept the definition of scientist), who has any significant doubts about evolution. And that requires understanding the definition of scientist. I … Continue reading

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Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people?

[The comment was – Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people? – but I didn’t record where I wrote it, and can’t now (2 weeks later) find it again or … Continue reading

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Quora Why can’t we just eliminate poverty through sheer will

Why can’t we just eliminate poverty through sheer will? [ 15/April/21 ] Sheer will by itself does nothing. Will power applied to systems over time can achieve outcomes. Eliminating poverty depends very much on how one defines it. If one … Continue reading

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Society without work?

What happens in a society where no one had to work and people had free food, water, shelter, and medical care? [ 14/April/21 ] No one has actually tried it, so it is conjectural, and as someone who has been … Continue reading

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Feelings vs reason

Walter Kant asked – Feelings, emotions versus philosophical reason: Can feelings and emotions defeat or replace philosophical reason? Yes or No? [ 13/April/21 ] Have you stopped beating your grandmother yet? Yes or no? All questions and answers rely on … Continue reading

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Immortality

Will genetic engineering make us inmortals? How? [ 13/April/21 ] Immortality is never a hard option. What we can conceivably do is eliminate the age related loss of function that we currently recognise as “aging”. There will eternally remain the … Continue reading

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Quora – People who grew up in adverse conditions tend to work harder, and understand human nature and society as a whole in a more profound way.

People who grew up in adverse conditions tend to work harder, and understand human nature and society as a whole in a more profound way. Would you agree or disagree? [ 12/April/21 ] Agree with all that Sakshi Mehta writes, … Continue reading

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