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More on Truth

[ 21/12/20 Facebook – Philosophy of Science – Ron Dai’s comment “Ultimately the truth triumphs of untruth not because of the humans who present the truth, but because of the truth itself”] It all depends what one means by truth. … Continue reading

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Lifeboat, longevity, old bacteria

A reply to a comment by Peter to a post in Lifeboat Foundation facebook page linking to Scientists pull living microbes, possibly 100 million years old, from beneath the sea [ 18/12/20 Peter stated “I don’t see how this pertains … Continue reading

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Quora – why is the elite now so concerned about the environment

Why is the elite now so concerned about the environment? [ 15/12/20 ] Because the awareness that we as humanity are actually changing the global ecosystem in ways that threaten us all is actually starting to spread to those with … Continue reading

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Alpha fold 2

[ 12/12/20 ] This is huge.Protein folding solved for a large set of classes of protein structures. and visually DeepMind’s AI Solves Protein Folding in Major Scientific Breakthrough

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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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Response to a call to ban vehicles on beaches

4WDs destroying threatened coastal bird habitat Response to F&B facebook Post [ 5/12/20 ] The damage caused by ignorance is huge. A total ban seems over the top to me, and actually counter productive. What we need is a requirement … Continue reading

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Response to the NZ declaration of a climate emergency

Response to Climate Emergency declaration. [ 3/12/20 ] I accept point 1 “declare a climate emergency, following the finding of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that, to avoid a more than 1.5°C rise in global warming, global emissions would … Continue reading

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Discussion of risks of technologies

Data for praying mantis mitochondrial genomes and phylogenetic constructions within Mantodea [ 24/11/20 ] I found the paper disappointing in the lack of discussion about implications of the work. What they did was use several different techniques to look at … Continue reading

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Quora – why are all goods and services scarce

Why are all good and services scarce? [ 23/11/20 ] They are not. There is not a scarcity of oxygen. It is arguably the most important of all commodities, and it is present in abundance, and because of that abundance, … Continue reading

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Quora – How do you predict the impact of geoengineering

How do you predict the impact of geoengineering in nature? [ 23/11/20 ] Learn as much as possible about complex systems, evolution, chemistry, quantum mechanics, Bayesian inference, physics, history, and psychology, and then be prepared to dance with eternal uncertainty; … Continue reading

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