Tag Archives: uncertainty

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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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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