Tag Archives: Responsibility

Who should be held responsible for global poverty?

Who should be held responsible for global poverty? [ 26/Jan/21 ] Why would you think that anyone should be “held responsible”? Isn’t that a rather hubristic notion? Isn’t it much more likely that it is the ignorance of each and … Continue reading

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Lifeboat discussion on The Biggest Threats To Human Existence

[ 26/Jan/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation] The list given of “The Biggest Threats To Human Existence” seems to me to be a very strange mix of categories. Nuclear war Bioengineered pandemic Artificial Intelligence Nanotechnology Extraterrestial Super volcanoes Food supply Weather … Continue reading

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Do humans have a responsibility to one another?

Do humans have any responsibility to one another? [ 8/11/20 ] I agree with the other two answers – yes – of course. What distinguishes people is our ability to cooperate, to form complex associations. Our survival as a species … Continue reading

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Perspectives, responsibility

[ 9/10/20 On Michael Skye’s facebook page] There is certainly great value in being able to see multiple perspectives, and part of that which is really powerful is being able to see the systemic evolutionary drivers of the classes of … Continue reading

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Moral responsibility and climate change

Should we hold individuals morally responsible for climate change? [ 8/10/20 ] What do you mean by moral responsibility? Are we morally responsible for supporting an economic system that guarantees poverty for the masses rather than one that ensures that … Continue reading

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Rights and responsibilities

Facebook post by Diana Paulikas [ 7/10/20 Facebook post by Diana Paulikas (#workprocastination) on “The American experiment”] The last time I was in Washington DC I literally wept as I read the inscriptions on the buildings and sidewalks that held … Continue reading

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Spinoff – Vesuvius and other risks

Comment to Spinoff on Vesuvius article [ 11/9/20 ] The Vesuvius-Pompeii article does not just apply to Auckland, it applies to most of the North Island. Last time Taupo erupted (which was more recently than Vesuvius), it essentially sterilised most … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Quora – Why are humans the only species to have created a civilization that is based on concepts like morality, ethics, religion, philosophy, government, society, culture, art, architecture, music, sports, business, commerce, science, technology etc?

Why are humans the only species to have created a civilization that is based on concepts like morality, ethics, religion, philosophy, government, society, culture, art, architecture, music, sports, business, commerce, science, technology etc? [ 2/8/20 ] The answer to that … Continue reading

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Quora – Is elite rule inevitable from societies? Why does decision making rest in the hands of a few people?

Is elite rule inevitable from societies? Why does decision making rest in the hands of a few people? [ 31/7/20 ] What is meant by the question? At what level are you asking? We all make decisions in our lives.Where … Continue reading

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