Tag Archives: Evolution

Do scientists increasingly doubt the truth of evolution?

Do scientists increasingly doubt the truth of evolution? [ 16/April/21 ] No. I know of no scientists (as I accept the definition of scientist), who has any significant doubts about evolution. And that requires understanding the definition of scientist. I … Continue reading

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Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people?

[The comment was – Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people? – but I didn’t record where I wrote it, and can’t now (2 weeks later) find it again or … Continue reading

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To what extent do the environmental debates relate to the debate about healthy lifestyle and heredity factors?

To what extent do the environmental debates relate to the debate about healthy lifestyle and heredity factors? [ 8/April/21 ] In general I would say very little. For most people most debates relate to sets of valences (tendencies towards or … Continue reading

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What do you think of Richard Dawkins

What do you think of Richard Dawkins? [ 1/April/21 ] This is a really hard question to answer. Richard’s book “The Selfish Gene” is top of my all time best books list, and is the only book I have read … Continue reading

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Don’t bother with David Belinksi Devils delusion

Vance Armors link to David Belinksi Devils delusion [ 10/Mar/21 In response to his own post “Science is glorified magic” Vance Armor linked to a video] I watched that video for 47 minutes, then gave it up. The guy possibly … Continue reading

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The homeless problem

Can’t I use the scientific method to investigate a homeless problem? If yes, then how? [ 7/Mar/21 ] How deep do you want to go? If you study deeply the mathematics and logic of evolution in open and fundamentally uncertain … Continue reading

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Social responsibility on the government alone?

Does every societal responsibility, to build schools, give jobs, etc., fall on the government alone? [ 4/Mar/21 ] No. At every level of complexity, cooperation is required for survival. The huge issue for cooperation is that naïve cooperation is always … Continue reading

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Robin Hanson – Grabby Aliens

Robin Hanson, George Mason University | A Simple Model of Grabby Aliens [ 23/Feb/21 ] Enjoyed watching. The one counter thesis that I didn’t see explored, is that by the time a species gets to a level of complexity that … Continue reading

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Evolution and purpose

If evolution is the truth, then what would be the point of life? [ 19/Feb/21 ] Evolution explains how it is that complexity can, in some limited sets of contexts, emerge from relative simplicity. To get to the level of … Continue reading

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Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

[ 8/Feb/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation – Response to RJ Tolley’s comment to Quinn Sena’s post linked to Geoff Hinton’s Article – AI is going to be able to do everything. https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/11/03/1011616/ai-godfather-geoffrey-hinton-deep-learning-will-do-everything/%5D I strongly agree with Jeffrey, Nicholi, Jay & … Continue reading

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