Tag Archives: complexity

A day of celebration.

This day 26 years ago Ailsa and I got married. 22 years and 3 days ago the title for this house changed into our name (with a mortgage, which has been gone a couple of years). Today is a special … Continue reading

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London Futurists – The world after coronavirus – key dimensions for decisions

The world after coronavirus: key dimensions for decisions? [ 9/4/20 ] If you frame it as either/or(s) you see a set of possible patterns as points on a line. If you frame it as all things being necessary, in different … Continue reading

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Quora – Are humans confused as to their own free will?

Are humans confused as to their own free will? [ 8/4/20 ] Necessarily, as there is no agreement about what it might mean. Many people are in a group that believes that all events are preceded by necessary causes. In … Continue reading

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Why is the scientific method important in humans’ efforts in gaining scientific knowledge?

Why is the scientific method important in humans’ efforts in gaining scientific knowledge? [ 6/4/20 ] While I agree with Marty Fouts, that science done in reality is vastly more complex than anything taught in secondary school or undergrad classes, … 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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Comment to Perspectives on the Pandemic | Professor Knut Wittkowski | Episode 2

Perspectives on the Pandemic | Professor Knut Wittkowski | Episode 2 [ 4/4/20 ] [Note – the video is interesting, the numbers are somewhere near close. In one sense this is a flu like pandemic, and in another sense it … 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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