Tag Archives: uncertainty

Response to Sam Harris on the illusion of free will

Final Thoughts on Free Will (Episode #241) [ 18/Mar/21 Comment on Youtube] It seems to me that Sam has such faith in determinism, that he really cannot conceive of what free will might be. And I grant the truth of … Continue reading

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Don’t bother with David Belinksi Devils delusion

Vance Armors link to David Belinksi Devils delusion [ 10/Mar/21 In response to his own post “Science is glorified magic” Vance Armor linked to a video] I watched that video for 47 minutes, then gave it up. The guy possibly … 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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Discussion with Bryce on the nature of Truth

Comments to another thread of Bryce Timothy’s about Truth [ 11/12/20 ] Your first presumption is not actually true [“Because any system of knowledge must take either observed facts or presupposed axioms as true in order to draw framework around … 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 – Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world?

Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world? [ 1/8/20 ] In so far … Continue reading

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Epistemology

What is epistemology? [ 11/7/20 ] Some interesting answers (33 of them present that I read before writing this). There is a sense in which distinction is required for establishing relatedness, and all distinction can become a trap that attracts … Continue reading

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Sensemaking and survival

AMG – Cause of the Month Suggestion [ 8/6/20 ] I’d like to suggest the topic of “sensemaking and survival in times of exponential change”. What are the different classes of mechanisms used by people to make what sense they … Continue reading

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Quora – Prediction

Quora – Can the future be reinvented? If so, what is the proof of predicting with absolute certainty? [ 8/5/20 ] As several others here have noted – absolute certainty is not possible – for many different sets of reasons. … Continue reading

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Quora – How likely is it that humanity is one of the first intelligent/advanced races in the universe?

How likely is it that humanity is one of the first intelligent/advanced races in the universe? [ 21/4/20 ] As Roger Ashford correctly identifies, we have almost no information on which to make an assessment of that. The fact that … Continue reading

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