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Israeli response to Covid

Comment to Chris’s facebook posted in full the Israelinational plan to fight the Delta wave. [ 30/August/21 ] Sorry Chris, but his approach does not value life highly – and that is the issue around the world. There is, always … Continue reading

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How can I convince my son (who has an MBA) that the climate change is man-made and not a “natural correction” touted by “Faux News?”

How can I convince my son (who has an MBA) that the climate change is man-made and not a “natural correction” touted by “Faux News?” [ 30/August/21 ] That is not a useful way to conceptualize the problem, it is … Continue reading

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Why is it difficult to maintain a sustainable peace in the world?

Why is it difficult to maintain a sustainable peace in the world? [ 28/August/21 ] A realistic answer to this question is deeply complex, and many of the answers given contain very small subsets of a much bigger picture. Probably … Continue reading

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Climate change and other threats

[ 22/August/21 – on Will’s facebook page, after expressions of concern about climate change, economics, and long term futures] Climate change is an issue in the sense that it is a strong signal that we cannot continue doing what we … Continue reading

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What are some intelligent and acceptable human rights that adequately allow a person to refuse to be vaccinated thereby putting the lives of others at risk?

What are some intelligent and acceptable human rights that adequately allow a person to refuse to be vaccinated thereby putting the lives of others at risk? [ 16/August/21 ] Rights only make sense if accompanied by responsibilities. Rights alone, without … Continue reading

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Free thinker?

[ 10/August/21 – Walter Askes …”About 75 % of my unconscious thought structures were formed by ( external) indoctrination; the remaining 25 % I have acquired through my critical thinking. Now I have the impression that I am almost 100% … Continue reading

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How do you think the world will end this time?

How do you think the world will end this time? [ 9/August/21 ] We have reasonable strong evidence from a vast array of evidence sets that the world began something over 4 billion years ago and has been around ever … Continue reading

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What damage will it cause in recognizing that all humans are equal?

What damage will it cause in recognizing that all humans are equal? [ 8/August/21 ] All humans are different. Pretending we are all equal is nonsense. We all have various differences in our strengths and weaknesses. And there is necessarily … Continue reading

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Are species extinction, widespread disease, unlivable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas, and other devastating climate impacts bound to become more evident in the decades ahead?

Are species extinction, widespread disease, unlivable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas, and other devastating climate impacts bound to become more evident in the decades ahead? [ 7/August/21 ] Bound to? No, and they are quite likely, unless … Continue reading

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Is there a realistic possibility of creating a world without borders?

Is there a realistic possibility of creating a world without borders? [ 6/August/21 ] No. Because looked at purely systemically, every level of structure requires borders. And in complex structures, borders cannot be rigid and inflexible. Cell membranes are selectively … Continue reading

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