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Would it be unethical to say that there are too many people on Earth?

Would it be unethical to say that there are too many people on Earth? [ 22/April/21 ] At present – yes. That would imply one valued some other metric higher than individual life and security, and the long term probability … 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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Is ethics without religion possible

[ 14/Mar/21 Walter Kant – The Foundations of Logic – Is Ethics without religion possible?] Yes. When one understands the strategic systemic underpinnings of the process of evolution, and one has a reasonable self interest in living a very long … Continue reading

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Responsibility for discoveries

Scientists accept no responsibility for what is done with their discoveries. Do scientists believe that science is more important than humanity? [ 7/Mar/21 ] Anil Mitra and Scott Currier both give reasonable answers, but the question is not accurate. Many … 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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Why do we need ethics and culture?

Why do we need ethics and culture? [ 15/6/20 ] For me, ethics is a subset of culture. Ethics seems to me to be some evolved approximation to a set of prescriptions on activities that are either required to be … 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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Quora – Don’t ethics just hold us back from achieving what we want?

Quora – Don’t ethics just hold us back from achieving what we want? [ 3/3/20 ] In one sense yes – that is entirely the point. From an evolutionary perspective, ethics is about the sorts of behaviours that allow large … Continue reading

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Quora – When, if ever, is it okay for humans to change the weather and physical landscape of Earth?

Quora – When, if ever, is it okay for humans to change the weather and physical landscape of Earth? [ 19/2/20 ] I agree with Jörg Sattle’s answer to this question. And I would add the dimension that yes certainly, … Continue reading

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Quora – What are the current issues of the world?

Quora – What are the current issues of the world? [13/1/20] We have a rather large collection of issues in many different domains. The most important issues are in the realm of ideas and cultures. We must all start our … Continue reading

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