Tag Archives: Evolution

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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Quora – What does evolution act on?

Quora – What does evolution act on? [ 5/4/20 ] Evolution, as in the modern synthesis of understandings of the process of evolution by natural selection, acts on replicators in environments through differential survival. Thus it requires something that can … Continue reading

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Quora – Is there any alternative to Might is Right?

Is there any alternative to Might is Right? (by this I ask is there any disproving this idea, even considering how Might isn’t right, but it determines who has control and therefore who has the right to control). [ 30/3/20 … Continue reading

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Was there ever a point in time where humans lived safe and peacefully?

Was there ever a point in time where humans lived safe and peacefully? [ 28/3/20 ] Depends what you mean. Certainly, in some places, at some times, conditions have been sufficiently benign that people could live safely together for many … Continue reading

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Quora – Thought, thinking, and accumulated knowledge is an important tool …

Thought, thinking, and accumulated knowledge is an important tool in the hands of human beings. But the entire living & non-living system of existence including existential processes functions without this man-made tool. What should mankind do? [ 26/3/20 ] Kind … Continue reading

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How have improvements in technology influenced the development and review of the Modern Theory of Evolution?

How have improvements in technology influenced the development and review of the Modern Theory of Evolution? [ 25/3/20 ] Hugely. The development of x-ray crystalography allowed Franklin to to develop images of DNA crystals that allowed Watson and Crick to … Continue reading

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