Tag Archives: Evolution

Evolutionary theory on quora – continued

Further comment on evolutionary theory question on quora [ 20/11/20 ] Now we are getting into very speculative territory. I have only ever had two brief personal conversations with Richard, a total of about 5 minutes. We have exchanged a … Continue reading

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Quora – Why can’t all people in the world forget about differences and unite as human beings?

Why can’t all people in the world forget about differences and unite as human beings? [ 30/10/20 ] Wrong question. Not possible. It is not a matter of forgetting differences. It is a matter of accepting and valuing both our … Continue reading

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Quora – Why is capitalism good for the environment?

Why is capitalism good for the environment? [ 29/10/20 ] Why would you think that it is? Isn’t the evidence sufficiently clear that capitalism, left to its own internal set of incentive structures, is self terminating. We are the most … Continue reading

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Can philosophy help in solving the perennial chicken and egg problem?

[ 19/10/20 ] No. Because there isn’t a chicken and egg problem. The process of evolution, leading from relatively simple replicating molecules (probably in alkaline “white smokers” using H+ ions from geothermal chemistry in the first instance) through archea to … Continue reading

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Systems and Rules – Deb’s Facebook page

Deb’s facebook page [ 2/10/20 ] Rule based systems have always been problematic. In order to work, they always have to be mixed with values based systems; which is why the people we select as judges within our systems is … Continue reading

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[ 29/9/20 – on a Facebook thread on evolution, on Zane’s page, in response to a comment by Zane] The evolution of complexity is not simple. If you have competitive environments, then complexity cannot arise. New levels of complexity can … Continue reading

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Dave Snowden’s Article – It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be [ 17/8/20 In response to Dave’s post above] Predator prey relationships are not the only sort of relationship possible. Complexity demands cooperation. A predator that eats all its prey … Continue reading

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Facebook – Effective Altruism group discussion of UBI

Facebook – Effective Altruism group discussion of UBI Kaya Diguistini 12 Aug 2:09am [ 12/8/20 ] I do not see UBI as any sort of final stable state, and it does seem to very probably be a necessary part of … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic post about perceptions

[ 10/8/20 Foundations of Logic Facebook group – Walter posted “The perceptions make the pictures of reality, then the spirit in philosophy and metaphysics makes random models out of these pictures !?”… ] I kind of agree in part with … Continue reading

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Quora – Is Darwinian evolution by natural selection, in a western democratic setting, survival of the fittest grift?

Is Darwinian evolution by natural selection, in a western democratic setting, survival of the fittest grift? [ 9/8/20 ] Evolution always works at all time scales (and all contexts) simultaneously, but long term influences only become obvious over long time … Continue reading

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