Tag Archives: Evolution

Can philosophy help in solving the perennial chicken and egg problem?

[ 19/10/20 ] No. Because there isn’t a chicken and egg problem. The process of evolution, leading from relatively simple replicating molecules (probably in alkaline “white smokers” using H+ ions from geothermal chemistry in the first instance) through archea to … Continue reading

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Systems and Rules – Deb’s Facebook page

Deb’s facebook page [ 2/10/20 ] Rule based systems have always been problematic. In order to work, they always have to be mixed with values based systems; which is why the people we select as judges within our systems is … Continue reading

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[ 29/9/20 – on a Facebook thread on evolution, on Zane’s page, in response to a comment by Zane] The evolution of complexity is not simple. If you have competitive environments, then complexity cannot arise. New levels of complexity can … Continue reading

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Dave Snowden’s Article – It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be [ 17/8/20 In response to Dave’s post above] Predator prey relationships are not the only sort of relationship possible. Complexity demands cooperation. A predator that eats all its prey … Continue reading

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Facebook – Effective Altruism group discussion of UBI

Facebook – Effective Altruism group discussion of UBI Kaya Diguistini 12 Aug 2:09am [ 12/8/20 ] I do not see UBI as any sort of final stable state, and it does seem to very probably be a necessary part of … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic post about perceptions

[ 10/8/20 Foundations of Logic Facebook group – Walter posted “The perceptions make the pictures of reality, then the spirit in philosophy and metaphysics makes random models out of these pictures !?”… ] I kind of agree in part with … Continue reading

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Quora – Is Darwinian evolution by natural selection, in a western democratic setting, survival of the fittest grift?

Is Darwinian evolution by natural selection, in a western democratic setting, survival of the fittest grift? [ 9/8/20 ] Evolution always works at all time scales (and all contexts) simultaneously, but long term influences only become obvious over long time … Continue reading

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Quora – Which things do you want to change in your society?

Which things do you want to change in your society? [ 8/8/20 ] I want everyone to be taught, and to understand that money is a very useful tool in a limited set of contexts, but is a very poor … Continue reading

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Quora – Why are humans the only species to have created a civilization that is based on concepts like morality, ethics, religion, philosophy, government, society, culture, art, architecture, music, sports, business, commerce, science, technology etc?

Why are humans the only species to have created a civilization that is based on concepts like morality, ethics, religion, philosophy, government, society, culture, art, architecture, music, sports, business, commerce, science, technology etc? [ 2/8/20 ] The answer to that … Continue reading

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On Jordan Peterson & The Hidden Epidemic, Rebel Wisdom

YouTube – On Jordan Peterson & The Hidden Epidemic, Rebel Wisdom [ 13/7/20 ] Mostly great – but I have a real issue with the parting comment, about the problem being the reductionist world view. I would say that the … Continue reading

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