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Why does it seem like the world is getting worse when some people are becoming more optimistic?

Why does it seem like the world is getting worse when some people are becoming more optimistic? [ 24/November/22 ] Many different components to why this is so. One aspect is that we are strongly biased to notice danger. The … Continue reading

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Daniel Schmachtenberger, Nate Hagens, The Metacrisis

Daniel Schmachtenberger: “Modeling the Drivers of the Metacrisis” | The Great Simplification #42 [ 27/October/22 ] I just got home from doing a beach survey of endangered birds on my electric bike. I have been vegan for 12 years. I … Continue reading

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On Mumford and money

[ 15/October/22 ] Mumford had part of the picture, but missed the connection to the central bit (or rather failed to give it the logical focus). We are all necessarily strongly biased by evolution to look out for our own … Continue reading

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If we could greatly extend the human lifespan, would people eventually become immortal?

If we could greatly extend the human lifespan, would people eventually become immortal? [ 30/September/22 ] That does not seem to be an option in this universe, though it may be possible to very closely approximate it. It seems very … Continue reading

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Global Catastrohic Risk Policy

Global Catastrohic Risk Policy Contact page [ 20/September/22 ] I have had my Autistic Spectrum brain focused on this subject area since 1974 – since realising that indefinite life extension was a real possibility (as I finished undergrad biochem), and … Continue reading

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Climate Change and y Malcolm Roberts

[ 13/September/22 Dirk posted a link to a speach by Malcolm Roberts] This guy is either ignorant or is outright lying for purposes unknown. Look at the data:https://gml.noaa.gov/ccgg/trends/There is clearly a reduction in the increase in CO2 due to recession, … Continue reading

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A sliver of reality

AEON – A sliver of reality [ 8/September/22 Science and mathematics may never fully capture the physical universe. Are there hard limits to human intelligence?] David H Wolpert writes:“What can I ever know about that which lies beyond the limits … Continue reading

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Sovereign Individualism

Sovereign Individualism [ 24/July/22 ] I agree with most of what is written here, and it seems to be necessarily more complex in at least two domains not explicitly mentioned. It seems that the most stable way to approach this … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand – consequences

Ayn Rand quote on consequences [ 19/July/22 Dirk posted an Ayn Rand quote “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality”] She is exactly right, in what she wrote, but she is one of the … Continue reading

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Meditations on Moloch and other things

Daniel S posted some thoughts with multiple linksMeditations on MolochRules for RulersGame tehory as a dark artTeetering Between Oppression and Chaos [ 13/July/22 ] Mediations on Moloch has some truth to it, but is also deeply simplistic. Most of the … Continue reading

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