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Can human beings survive away from the biosphere of Earth since we are intrinsically linked to and dependent on the microbiology of our planet?

Can human beings survive away from the biosphere of Earth since we are intrinsically linked to and dependent on the microbiology of our planet? [ 21/3/20 ] Provided we take some reasonable approximation to the biosphere of earth with us … Continue reading

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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 are the characteristics of a good measure?

Quora – What are the characteristics of a good measure? [ 7/3/20 ] That it actually works, consistently, for the purpose you have in mind. Unfortunately, when dealing with complex systems Goodhart’s Law often applies: “Any observed statistical regularity will … Continue reading

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Facebook – Hauraki plains boltulism in drains

Facebook – Hauraki plains boltulism in drains [ 3/3/20 ] It is complex. Sure, if the plains was still covered with a canopy of kahikatea, then not enough light would have gotten to the waterways for there to be either … Continue reading

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Quora – Is there anywhere in the world that a human being can truly be feral? I mean like really going full neolitihic

Quora – Is there anywhere in the world that a human being can truly be feral? I mean like really going full neolitihic. [ 7/2/20 ] Neolithic is not feral. Neolithic is characterised by very complex culture and technologies for … Continue reading

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Quora – Can technological growth and environmental protection go hand in hand?

Quora – Can technological growth and environmental protection go hand in hand? [ 6/2/20 ] Yes, it can, and there is no necessary correlation. Most complex things are very strongly influenced by context. Currently most of humanity is very strongly … Continue reading

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Quora – If the globe model is not supported by real life science experiments, why do billions of humans believe it is a fact?

Quora – If the globe model is not supported by real life science experiments, why do billions of humans believe it is a fact? [29/1/20] Depends what you mean. It seems beyond reasonable doubt that all models (understandings involving reality) … Continue reading

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