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How big would a box be able to accommodate all human beings?

How big would a box be able to accommodate all human beings? [ 19/August/21 ] 3 other answers here, and they all take the minimum size of container for dead humans approach, but if you take the more reasonable approach … Continue reading

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If 99.999% of the population disappears and you’re one of the few lucky ones left around, what’s the first thing that you do?

If 99.999% of the population disappears and you’re one of the few lucky ones left around, what’s the first thing that you do? [ 19/May/21 ] That’s one in 100,000. There are 4,000 people in my district – so I’ll … Continue reading

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Is there any possibility that a small group of humans have lived on Earth for billions of years?

Is there any possibility that a small group of humans have lived on Earth for billions of years? [ 17/May/21 ] No. Hundreds of thousands, maybe – just. Billions not a chance – is just against all the genetic evidence … Continue reading

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History’s past societies have only a handful of artistic, cultural, and academic ideas survive and be passed on. What will be the surviving ideas of our society in 1000 years?

History’s past societies have only a handful of artistic, cultural, and academic ideas survive and be passed on. What will be the surviving ideas of our society in 1000 years? [ 27/April/21 ] Clearly not much study of history. Many … Continue reading

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Intellectual understanding

How could people of intellectual revolutionary times possibly deal with these revolutionary ideas and discoveries of the intellectuals such of Darwin and Copernicus? [ 31/Mar/21 ] One needs to think about the idea of ideas. What is it to model … Continue reading

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What to major in?

Quora – Would majoring in environmental studies or neuroscience make more sense? [ 10/1/21 ] What are you passionate about? What really interests you? If you don’t have a clear answer to that, then keep trying things until you do, … Continue reading

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Quora – What idea is holding back scientific progress?

Quora – What idea is holding back scientific progress? [ 21/2/20 ] The two most significant general categories that hold back scientific progress seem to me to be: 1/ The lack of a willingness at the level of individuals to … Continue reading

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Daniel’s facebook page – What questions are the most consequential for the world that you feel the least epistemic certainty about?

Daniel’s facebook page – Daniel Schmachtenberger – 19 December at 18:13 What questions are the most consequential for the world that you feel the least epistemic certainty about? [my reply] Can we expedite the development of fully automated self replicating … Continue reading

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