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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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On the nature of freedom and responsibility and being human

Why is uncontrolled human activity the biggest threat to the environment? [ 5/Mar/21 ] David Simpson makes some reasonable points in his answer, but I will approach it from a different set of perspectives. Those perspectives are mostly around exploring … Continue reading

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Human survival to 2100

Will humans be able to survive till 2100? [ 4/Mar/21 ] Yes, if, and only if, we develop several understandings an apply them to all levels: 1/ Liberty demands responsibility if it is to survive. 2/ Liberty applied responsibly always … Continue reading

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Converting to electric

Does converting a world into electric-based save our planet? [ 3/Feb/21 ] In and of itself, no. And we need to be clear, the planet is not endangered. Human life on the planet, that is something else. Many of the … Continue reading

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Counter to Tom’s post on Covid

[ 2/Feb/21 Tom stated on facebook – …”New Zealand and Australia are in their non-flu season summertime, meaning everybody returns to being healthy, right? So of course it is then made to look that the reason they’re healthy right now … Continue reading

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A counter to one of Tom’s antivax posts

[ 28/Jan/21 Tom posted against polio virus] The action of this virus is fairly well understood.http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/100yearspolio/pfds/hogle.pdf You are becoming a danger to those you love Tom. Wake UP ! [followed by …” If you look at your own health history, … Continue reading

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What is the status of ontological causality?

[ 14/1/21 Foundations of Logic – facebook group – Walter Kant asked “Ontological existence of causality:What is the status of ontological causality? causality exists ontologically causality does not exist ontologically ?”] Ontology at its most abstract seems to me to … Continue reading

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Limits on research?

Should scientific research have any limitations placed on it? [ 12/1/21 ] As others have noted – what sort of limitations do you mean? If you are talking about limits required to manage identified or suspected risk associated with particular … Continue reading

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Population Growth

What 3 things do we need to manage for the human population to keep growing? [ 12/1/21 ] In the sense of growing at a fixed rate – that is impossible. At current growth rates it is less than 3,000 … Continue reading

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Who should be entrusted with the question of an apocalypse (extinction of mankind)

[ 6/1/21 ] Facebook – Foundations of Logic: Walter asked:“Who should be entrusted with the question of an apocalypse (extinction of mankind):SciencesParasciencesPoliticsPhilosophersTheologians?” We should all do the work ourselves, to the best of our limited and fallible abilities, as it … Continue reading

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