Tag Archives: uncertainty

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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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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