Tag Archives: uncertainty

How do you think the world will end this time?

How do you think the world will end this time? [ 9/August/21 ] We have reasonable strong evidence from a vast array of evidence sets that the world began something over 4 billion years ago and has been around ever … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard – Truth always rests with the minority … because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion.

Kierkegaard – Truth always rests with the minority … because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion. [ 7/August/21 … Continue reading

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What is the most likely to cause humanity’s extinction?

What is the most likely to cause humanity’s extinction?Moved to this [ 6/August/21 ] Human beings working for very short term goals like: Biologists working for a wage, working on gain of function research; or Physicists working for a wage, … Continue reading

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Daniel S – comment on science as belief

Daniel S – comment on science as belief [ 25/May/21 ] Hi Daniel, It is clear that human neural networks have a very strong set of biases for simple answers to complex questions. The major evolutionary and developmental reasons for … Continue reading

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If the collapse of the world is inevitable, then is it wrong to hasten it? What are the ethical considerations of this course of action?

If the collapse of the world is inevitable, then is it wrong to hasten it? What are the ethical considerations of this course of action? [ 24/May/21 ] If one believes that anything is inevitable, then one will be drawn … Continue reading

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Social competition or cooperation is part of human evolution, which may lead to the ascent or demise of individuals or entire groups of people. Do you agree or not?

Social competition or cooperation is part of human evolution, which may lead to the ascent or demise of individuals or entire groups of people. Do you agree or not? [ 6/May/21 ] Kind of, and it is deeply more complex … Continue reading

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Time

Foundations of Logic Walter Kant asked [ 16/April/21 Time:What is the nature of your definition of time:realabstractillusory?] Time is a necessary pre condition for the existence of complexity. Time is that aspect of a system that delivers some probability of … Continue reading

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Hobbes or Locke?

Who gives the better account of the state of nature, Hobbes or Locke? [ 12/April/21 ] To me it is a bit like asking who gives a better account of quantum mechanics, Pythagoras or Plato? Both Locke and Hobbes base … Continue reading

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Daniel on the Tao

Daniel Schmachtenberger [ 28/Mar/21 Daniel S wrote this on his facebook page:{The dance of the Tao and the ten thousand things‘The knowledge which is knowable is not the eternal knowledge,The Tao that is namable is not the eternal Tao.Naming gives … Continue reading

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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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