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Quora – Does the fact that no alternative sense-making platform has yet proved itself to be the equal of science mean science is right or does it suggest an extreme lack of innovation and imagination on humanity’s part?

Does the fact that no alternative sense-making platform has yet proved itself to be the equal of science mean science is right or does it suggest an extreme lack of innovation and imagination on humanity’s part? [ 17/3/20 ] Science … Continue reading

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What are the facts that you know are 100% true, yet many people commonly get incorrect?

What are the facts that you know are 100% true, yet many people commonly get incorrect? [ 24/2/20 ] None. It seems beyond any reasonable shadow of doubt that anyone who thinks that they know anything non-trivial about reality with … Continue reading

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Quora – What was the third stage of the process that led to the abiotic origin of life?

Quora – What was the third stage of the process that led to the abiotic origin of life? [12/1/20] How can anyone possibly answer such a question with confidence? What evidence we have indicates that it happened a long time … Continue reading

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Quora – What has living for a long time made you realize?

Quora – What has living for a long time made you realize? Life is far more complex and far less certain than I once thought it to be. It now seems very probable to me that uncertainty is deeply built … Continue reading

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Quora – response to Paul Lucas’s answer to When is science not science, and relatedly, is science ever settled or should we always continue to challenge current understanding? Can you give examples?

Quora – response to Paul Lucas’s answer to When is science not science, and relatedly, is science ever settled or should we always continue to challenge current understanding? Can you give examples? While I agree with the general thrust of … Continue reading

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Quora – Could the reduction of experiential phenomena into objective categories (as championed by Science) be unhealthy psychologically for human beings?

Quora – Could the reduction of experiential phenomena into objective categories (as championed by Science) be unhealthy psychologically for human beings? Depends what you mean by the question, and what level of development any particular human being is at. Very … Continue reading

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Quora – Correspondence theory

What are the weak points of correspondence theory? For me, the weaknesses are not so much with correspondence theory, but with our understandings of reality and our place in it, and the distinction between our experiential reality and whatever it … Continue reading

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