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What are some arguments against the existence of cause and effect?

What are some arguments against the existence of cause and effect? [ 23/May/21 ] First I need to give the argument for something like cause and effect. If everything were completely random, if there were no cause and effect of … Continue reading

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Why do humans have a sense of awe and amazement about the natural environment?

Why do humans have a sense of awe and amazement about the natural environment? [ 12/May/21 ] Because any way you look at it, if you look carefully, it is so amazing and complex and diverse and interesting. And yes … Continue reading

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Drive for irrigation efficiency backfires

[ 12/May/21 A comment on Ailsa’s facebook page] Pivotal Problem – drive for irrigation efficiency backfires They do not even mention the major source of N. It is complex. There are about 1 million cows, each cow excretes about 10 … Continue reading

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Why is an ideal free distribution of a species rarely (if ever) observed in nature?

Why is an ideal free distribution of a species rarely (if ever) observed in nature? [ 23/April/21 ] How would one ever define a thing like “ideal free distribution”? The idea is predicated on a fixed fitness landscape. The whole … Continue reading

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What is the most immediate challenge you have at startup ecosystem level that you would like automation to help solve?

What is the most immediate challenge you have at startup ecosystem level that you would like automation to help solve? [ 20/April/21 ] In New Zealand that would be a trap that catches mammals – particularly mice, rats, cats, hedgehogs, … Continue reading

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What resources are we running out of on Earth?

What resources are we running out of on Earth? [ 3/April/21 ] As others have noted – Helium is the only one of significance, and that is because we are being very wasteful of it, and not recycling it, and … Continue reading

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Nature and culture interact

Do you agree with the fact that culture and nature interact with each other and affect one another in complex ways in a sort of co-evolutionary process? Give examples. [ 12/Mar/21 ] Certainly, there are many levels of strategic parallels … Continue reading

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Technology and humanity

If technological growth allows no room for nature to recuperate, what are the effects to the human race? [ 12/Mar/21 ] Mohammad Gani {in his answer} displays clearly why economics and finance are now the single greatest threat to human … Continue reading

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Environmental awareness

As a citizen, how do you promote environmental awareness? [ 11/Mar/21 ] Take someone out, and actually get them engaged with some aspect of nature. Doesn’t matter what – whatever it is that interests them? One conversation, one engagement, at … Continue reading

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Moral objectivism and human nature

Can moral objectivism be reconciled with the fact that some unethical behaviors are “human nature”? [ 11/Feb/21 ] Depends what one means by both “moral objectivism” and “human nature”. To me it is clear that all morality starts with a … Continue reading

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