Tag Archives: QOTD

Giving Thanks

November 25 – December 2 ’17 ~QofDay~ Giving Thanks What are you giving thanks for these days? Giving thanks doesn’t quite work for me. Appreciation does. I appreciate many things: Life Ailsa Family (William Jewelia, siblings, cousins, etc…..) Friends Kaikoura … Continue reading

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Can computers keep getting faster?

November 8 – 15 ’17 ~ Computers Can computers keep getting faster? Short answer – yes, and long answer a lot more complicated. There are limits imposed on particular technologies, by things like the speed of light, and switching speeds … Continue reading

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Privacy

Oct 23 -30 ’17 ~QofDay~ Privacy Is privacy a right? A really complex question. Too much privacy becomes a serious danger to social cooperation, as it allows cheats to avoid detection. Too little privacy and individual liberty is seriously at … Continue reading

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Pure Altruism ?

Sept 13 – 18 ’17 ~QofDay~ Something Good for Others… Pure Altruism? If doing something good for others makes us feel good, can there ever be such a thing as pure altruism? I think it depends very much on definitions. … Continue reading

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Judge ouselves

By what standards do you judge yourself? What sense judge? Is judge used in the sense of fine judgement – the ability to be able to see fine gradations of variation across a large number of dimensions (including dimensions of … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy

Aug1-7, ’17 ~QofDay~ Civilized Hypocrisy? Does hypocrisy play a role in a civilized society? It seems to me that hypocrisy is not a desirable feature of civilised society, and it is an inevitable one to a degree, given our evolutionary … Continue reading

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Hardest thing done

June 13-17, ’17 ~QofDay~ Hardest Thing Which is the hardest thing you had to do and why? A really challenging question. How to judge the many different dimensions of hard against each other? One really difficult thing was killing a … Continue reading

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