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Quora – What do younger generations like Millennials think of climate change and their future, and the generations before them?

What do younger generations like Millennials think of climate change and their future, and the generations before them? Younger people generally tend to have simpler models of the world around them, but those models often have different sets of assumptions … Continue reading

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Quora – Why do humans seek so much for division?

Quora – Why do humans seek so much for division? The notion of truth divides. All binary notions divide. When one imposes a simple binary model onto a complex reality, it necessitates division. If there is a range of temperature, … Continue reading

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Quora – What are the prominent milestones that have led to the understanding of biological evolution?

What are the prominent milestones that have led to the understanding of biological evolution? That is really complex. Yes Charles Lyell published “Principles of Geology” in 1830 (but it was based on ideas in Jame’s Huttons 1788 work “Theory of … Continue reading

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Quora – If you could only pick one to believe in, would you pick climate change or evolution, and why?

If you could only pick one to believe in, would you pick climate change or evolution, and why? This question does not work on several different levels. 1/ I don’t believe anything. I have multiple working hypotheses, conjectures and heuristics … Continue reading

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Quora – Why didn’t the human mind evolve to think only positive, pleasant, and nice things over the course of many thousands of years of evolution?

Quora – Why didn’t the human mind evolve to think only positive, pleasant, and nice things over the course of many thousands of years of evolution? Because reality is not generally positive and pleasant. Reality is often dangerous. Evolution rewards … Continue reading

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Quora – Does evolution tend more towards an increase or a decrease in complexity?

Quora – Does evolution tend more towards an increase or a decrease in complexity? Several others have written reasonable responses, but none look clearly at the strategic contexts that create complexity. There is a sense in which there must be … Continue reading

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Quora – What is the use of variation?

Quora – What is the use of variation? The universe, most particularly this planet, has the characteristic of constantly changing in a rather larger collection of ways, at various scales of space and time. Variation means that when things change, … Continue reading

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