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Quora – Do humans have agency?

Do humans have agency? [ 9/3/20 ] If the idea of agency has any meaning at all – then yes. And it gets deeply complex, because it only really makes sense if reality works on the basis of probabilities and … Continue reading

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Quora – What is the best way to learn about the world and absolutely everything in it?

What is the best way to learn about the world and absolutely everything in it? [29/1/20] There was an interesting thing emerged from database theory about 15 years ago: That for a fully loaded processor, the most efficient possible search … Continue reading

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Quora – How do you feel about climate change?

Quora – How do you feel about climate change? For me, climate change is real, and it is far more than a debate about climate. Sure, the climate has been changing, basically driven by orbital drivers of the amount of … Continue reading

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Quora – research area to progress

Quora – Which area of scientific research would you like to see progress? One stands out above all others – nano scale manipulation of matter. The mining and manufacture of material at the atomic scale. When we get that, then … Continue reading

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Quora – one uniting topic

Quora – What’s that one possible topic that could unite all the subjects, be it science and social science together for a greater meaning? The search for a single uniting topic demonstrates a failure to understand complexity. In complex systems … Continue reading

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Laurie – Lifelong learning

Lifelong Learning What are you actively learning about? What not!!! Water, nutrients, soils, people, politics, shearwaters, dotterels, AI, security protocols, xBase programming with SSL protocols and PostGRE SQL, golf, landslides, earthquakes, law, governance, natural justice and jurisprudence, policy development and … Continue reading

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Metaphysics and Truth – Robert again.

Foundations of Logic – Muhammad asked “Is metaphysics possible?” Robert replied – “Yes, of course” LOL. This explains completely why Robert & I can agree about very little. For me, it seems clear from evidence that metaphysics as it is … Continue reading

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Truth and binary vs non-binary – again

Suppose theres a statement LP such that: 1) LP = ~True(LP) THEN 2) True(LP) = True(~True(LP)) AND 3) True(LP) = ~True(LP) THEREFOR There is no such statement LP. (QED) The assumption that statements are either true or false assumes simple … Continue reading

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Truth? continued

Truth continued Sigurd started a new thread derived from a subset of my original post Hi Sigurd, My argument is not with the truths derived from the acceptance of any set of postulates (ZFC or any others). I quite explicitly … Continue reading

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In murder intrinsically bad

Mark Hubey – asked – is murder intrinsically bad In as far as our values all seem to be defined by the differential survival of variants over time, and in as far as that tends to give us a value … Continue reading

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