Tag Archives: Responsibility

Is my opinion on climate change really going to affect the climate?

Is my opinion on climate change really going to affect the climate? [ 2/May/21 ] Only in so far as your opinion influences actions (your own and those of others), and those actions have some cumulative effect over time.

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What is the most critical thing for the development of life on Earth?

What is the most critical thing for the development of life on Earth? [ 25/April/21 ] If by “development” the questioner means life with increasing complexity and increasing degrees of responsibility and increasing probability of long term survival; then the … Continue reading

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What positive changes do you want to see?

What positive changes do you want to happen in the world? [ 14/April/21 ] I want all people to accept the logical necessity that freedom without responsibility is destructive. Every level of structure has necessary sets of boundaries for its … Continue reading

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How can younger generations avoid overwhelm?

How do millennials and Gen-Z keep being hopeful for their future and not be overwhelmed with the negative aspects of climate change/economic downturn/society that’s more divided than ever? [ 3/April/21 ] By becoming as aware as possible of science and … Continue reading

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Why study and care for the environment?

What is the essence of the study of our environment? Why is there a need to protect, preserve, and take care of the environment? [ 28/Mar/21 ] We are a part of nature, the most complex experiment of evolution to … Continue reading

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Rights and responsibilities

[ 26/Mar/21 Ngaio posted a Cherokee Elder statement about the differences between rights and responsibilities focus of cultures.] Freedom without responsibility necessarily destroys the conditions that made it possible. Freedom only ever works with responsibility. We all need to make … Continue reading

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Is ethics without religion possible

[ 14/Mar/21 Walter Kant – The Foundations of Logic – Is Ethics without religion possible?] Yes. When one understands the strategic systemic underpinnings of the process of evolution, and one has a reasonable self interest in living a very long … 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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Responsibility for discoveries

Scientists accept no responsibility for what is done with their discoveries. Do scientists believe that science is more important than humanity? [ 7/Mar/21 ] Anil Mitra and Scott Currier both give reasonable answers, but the question is not accurate. Many … Continue reading

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Will climate change be a problem

Will climate change be a problem in our lifetime, or should we leave it to the next generation? [ 6/Mar/21 ] It is a real problem now. It is one of very many real problems we have now. Loss of … Continue reading

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