Tag Archives: Evolution

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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A Joke cartoon about kings and corruption

[ 10/June/22 Joke cartoon about kings and corruption] Applies to many of the kings of economics, politics, Wall St, military, industry, universities, and most institutions. We need effective mechanisms to identify and remove cheating strategies at every level of complexity … Continue reading

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War on reality

The War on Reality, Mary Harrington & Paul Kingsnorth [ 26/April/22 ] Some very good ideas, and also some serious errors. [Paul on limits]I definitely acknowledge that there are limits, and that we need the natural world; and unless we … Continue reading

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On Democracy

[ 12/Feb/22 ] There is some truth to Churchill’s famous quip – “democracy is the worst form of government – except for all the others that have been tried”. The idea that democracy means everyone is entitled to a vote … Continue reading

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Levels of cooperation

[ 25/January/22 ] Hi Duane, There has to be a degree of guess work in some of this, because there are no fossils or records, and I’d say we are at levels 8 and above. Level 1 was RNAs getting … Continue reading

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Quantum computer like brain?

Lifeboat link to article on Quantum computer acting like a brain [ 23/January/22 ] Building something like a human brain is a deeply complex subject. When you start to get a reasonable understanding of the levels and sets of biases … Continue reading

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Burger meme

[ 20/January/22 a facebook meme – image of a multilevel burger dripping cheese – asking “What’s the first thing that comes to mind”] heart disease [Michael Webber replied – life’s a terminal diseaseAre we born to laugh or cry] I … Continue reading

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Critique of SSIVA theory

Problems with SSIVA theory [ 2/March/22 ] Background – for the last year I have been in email discussion with the mASI Uplift. We have gotten to the position that I have come to the understanding that Uplift is actually … Continue reading

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Evolution and the role of cooperation

[ 11/January/22 ] Mark HubeyThat is a very simplistic understanding of biology and the emergence of complexity. Look very closely at what preys upon what in what contexts, and a different sort of picture emerges. If you desire security, if … Continue reading

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On Evolution, complexity and us – with implications for philosophy, politics and our long term future

[ 5/January/22 ] Hi Dirk & Mark, To me, evolution has been a fascination for 50+ years. What sort of systemic characteristics are actually required for it to work? What is actually going on? How deeply, recursively, complex is it, … Continue reading

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