Tag Archives: Longevity

Vaccination – Tom’s facebook page – updated 30Apr2020

[ 20/4/20 Tom’s facebook page] Hi Tom, While you raise some legitimate concerns about the economic incentives of companies producing vaccines, the rest of your story missed most of the important bits. Genner invented the idea in 1796 to prevent … Continue reading

Posted in Longevity, Nature | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – According to the theory of evolution, why do we die?

Quora – According to the theory of evolution, why do we die? Your answer is very clear, but why then is the immortal jellyfish immortal? Compared to other jellyfish, what characteristic does it have, from an evolutionary point of view? … Continue reading

Posted in Longevity, understanding | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Reply to a Facebook post by David Whyte on Hiding

A facebook post by David Whyte on hiding [ 13/4/20 ] Yes. And one needs to be alert for new sorts of predators. In New Zealand there were no land based mammalian predators (other than two tiny species of bats), … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Our Future, Philosophy, understanding | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – What does evolution act on?

Quora – What does evolution act on? [ 5/4/20 ] Evolution, as in the modern synthesis of understandings of the process of evolution by natural selection, acts on replicators in environments through differential survival. Thus it requires something that can … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, understanding | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

AI Podcast – Vladimir Vapnik: Predicates, Invariants, and the Essence of Intelligence

Vladimir Vapnik: Predicates, Invariants, and the Essence of Intelligence | AI Podcast [ 15/2/20 ] Thank you Lex for another beautiful experience. For me, the ideas of weak and strong convergence on functions over Hilbert space are a good way … Continue reading

Posted in understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – What existential threat should we really be worried about?

Quora – What existential threat should we really be worried about? [ 1/2/20 ] There is no point in worrying about anything. Worry, as in anxiety reinforcing neural activity, is never useful. And all forms of existential threat are worth … Continue reading

Posted in Longevity, Our Future, understanding | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – What should I do to survive up to the year 3000?

What should I do to survive up to the year 3000? [14/1/20] Do whatever it takes to keep breathing. The more seriously you look at that, the more you will find that the probabilities are enhanced by acting cooperatively and … Continue reading

Posted in Longevity | Tagged , | Leave a comment