Tag Archives: Evolution

Why does it seem like the world is getting worse when some people are becoming more optimistic?

Why does it seem like the world is getting worse when some people are becoming more optimistic? [ 24/November/22 ] Many different components to why this is so. One aspect is that we are strongly biased to notice danger. The … Continue reading

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Daniel Schmachtenberger, Nate Hagens, The Metacrisis

Daniel Schmachtenberger: “Modeling the Drivers of the Metacrisis” | The Great Simplification #42 [ 27/October/22 ] I just got home from doing a beach survey of endangered birds on my electric bike. I have been vegan for 12 years. I … Continue reading

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On Mumford and money

[ 15/October/22 ] Mumford had part of the picture, but missed the connection to the central bit (or rather failed to give it the logical focus). We are all necessarily strongly biased by evolution to look out for our own … Continue reading

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A sliver of reality

AEON – A sliver of reality [ 8/September/22 Science and mathematics may never fully capture the physical universe. Are there hard limits to human intelligence?] David H Wolpert writes:“What can I ever know about that which lies beyond the limits … Continue reading

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Rules for Liberty

Rules for Liberty [ 27/July/22 Dirk Posted Matt Kibbe’s postRules for Liberty Not quite that simple. One more essential rule: If you don’t, and folks that want to take your stuff cooperate, then you lose! [followed by Dirk … “Cooperation … Continue reading

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Sovereign Individualism

Sovereign Individualism [ 24/July/22 ] I agree with most of what is written here, and it seems to be necessarily more complex in at least two domains not explicitly mentioned. It seems that the most stable way to approach this … Continue reading

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Lex and Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron: Christianity and the Catholic Church | Lex Fridman Podcast #304 [ 21/July/22 ] Good and Evil are very simple distinctions, and they can be very useful when rapid decisions are required, and they don’t really work when … Continue reading

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Path to happiness?

Lifeboat link to AI idenifies path to happiness [ 10/July/22 ] Why focus on happiness? Happiness is “just” a set of genetically encoded valences that did, on average, over the deep time and context sets of our ancestors, tend to … Continue reading

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A new page on Epistemology and survival

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Lex interviewing Robin Hanson

Robin Hanson: Alien Civilizations, UFOs, and the Future of Humanity | Lex Fridman Podcast #292 [ 14/June/22 ] I’ve had my share of arguments with Robin over the years, and I give him full respect for his knowledge of economics; … Continue reading

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