Tag Archives: Evolution

What evolutionary advancements are taking place in the human species?

What evolutionary advancements are taking place in the human species? [ 16/6/20 ] As others have noted, evolution is not about advancement, it is about differential rates of survival in different contexts. Right now, in terms of genetics, most people … 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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Faith

Facebook – Philosophy of Science Group [ 7/6/20 Walter Asked – Do probabilistics and statistics replace faith in the sciences? Angelo stated “Faith is necessary …..”] Faith is a dangerous mind virus. [followed by 8/6/20 – Angelo wrote – It … Continue reading

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Quora – world view

Quora – If you had to pick just one paradigm, which paradigm do you think best represents your world view? What are 3 personal examples that support the argument that you believe this paradigm? [ 2/6/20 ] Reality seems to … Continue reading

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Quora – How likely is it that humanity is one of the first intelligent/advanced races in the universe?

How likely is it that humanity is one of the first intelligent/advanced races in the universe? [ 21/4/20 ] As Roger Ashford correctly identifies, we have almost no information on which to make an assessment of that. The fact that … Continue reading

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Quora – Why do scientists believe that evolution is a spontaneous phenomenon? A close look around and it seems designed.

Why do scientists believe that evolution is a spontaneous phenomenon? A close look around and it seems designed. [ 18/4/20 ] Some other very good answers here already, detailing some of the problems in the question itself. Actually a cursory … Continue reading

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Reply to a Facebook post by David Whyte on Hiding

A facebook post by David Whyte on hiding [ 13/4/20 ] Yes. And one needs to be alert for new sorts of predators. In New Zealand there were no land based mammalian predators (other than two tiny species of bats), … Continue reading

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Changing the world

Quora – When will I learn that I can’t change the world? [ 12/4/20 ] Changing the world is just like eating an elephant – one bite at a time. Like Makayla says – start with yourself. Start small. The … Continue reading

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A day of celebration.

This day 26 years ago Ailsa and I got married. 22 years and 3 days ago the title for this house changed into our name (with a mortgage, which has been gone a couple of years). Today is a special … Continue reading

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Quora – Are humans confused as to their own free will?

Are humans confused as to their own free will? [ 8/4/20 ] Necessarily, as there is no agreement about what it might mean. Many people are in a group that believes that all events are preceded by necessary causes. In … Continue reading

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