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Foundations of Logic – Is Truth an illusion?

I started a discussion on Truth on Foundations of Logic group Is Truth just a sometimes useful illusion? What is truth? What is this idea we have of something being True? Clearly, truth doesn’t just reside in the existence of … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic group – markets and risk

A link from Foundations of Logic Group – NEWS Deadly Incurable Illness Spreading Across The Globe Infecting Nearly A Million People Just one more of the many examples where market incentives are directly at variance with human survival. It is … Continue reading

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Skeptics – implications of Christchurch shooting

NZ Skeptics The biggest cause of this tragedy is the competitive nature of our economic system, combined with the nature of being human, and the tendency in time of scarcity to revert to tribal groupings, and take the easy course … Continue reading

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Old article on radicalisation came up on facebook.

Will linked to TeenVogue article from 2017 – It’s time to talk about what’s radicalizing white male terrorists True, but that article fails completely at the task. It is far deeper. We need to understand what we are at much … Continue reading

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Quora – AI good or bad

Is artificial intelligence good or bad? As many others have noted, in and of itself, AI is neutral, for as Shakespeare wrote, there is nothing either good nor bad but thinking makes it so. It all depends what our individual … Continue reading

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Quora – Is the emergence of scientific thinking an evolutionary phenomenon rather than something that is objectively better than how humans thought in the distant past?

Quora – Is the emergence of scientific thinking an evolutionary phenomenon rather than something that is objectively better than how humans thought in the distant past? Why need the two things be exclusive? It seems probable that it is both, … Continue reading

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Quora – shortcuts in life

Quora – Do you believe there are shortcuts in life? How did you find the shortcuts? In the big picture, no. Neural networks require experience to develop competencies. There is no substitute for experience. Experience usually involves making mistakes, and … Continue reading

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