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Social responsibility on the government alone?

Does every societal responsibility, to build schools, give jobs, etc., fall on the government alone? [ 4/Mar/21 ] No. At every level of complexity, cooperation is required for survival. The huge issue for cooperation is that naïve cooperation is always … Continue reading

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Human survival to 2100

Will humans be able to survive till 2100? [ 4/Mar/21 ] Yes, if, and only if, we develop several understandings an apply them to all levels: 1/ Liberty demands responsibility if it is to survive. 2/ Liberty applied responsibly always … Continue reading

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Life-Expectancy – Continued from 2018

Ivan replied to my answer to Life-Expectancy from 2018 [ 2/Mar/21 ] Hi Ivan, The question doesn’t specify “life expectancy at birth” – it is an open question in that sense. There are many possible ways of calculating life expectancy, … Continue reading

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How to assess research problems

How would you assess the importance and relevance of a research problem? [ 1/Mar/21 ] There are several issues when assessing the relevance of any sort of novelty.One is that we all have multiple levels of subconscious bias.Another is that … Continue reading

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Fermi Paradox

[ 28/Feb/21 Lifeboat Foundation – Fermi Paradox – Pat Ryan’s post “In science fiction, there is a lurking specter of logic”…] I think it far more probable that the Fermi paradox results from a set of evolutionary drivers that result … Continue reading

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A substitute for worry

What is one substitute for worry that can make the world a better place? [ 24/Feb/21 ] Responsibility. Accepting that all complexity has necessary sets of conditions required for survival. Accepting that any real freedom necessarily results in diversity (all … Continue reading

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Robin Hanson – Grabby Aliens

Robin Hanson, George Mason University | A Simple Model of Grabby Aliens [ 23/Feb/21 ] Enjoyed watching. The one counter thesis that I didn’t see explored, is that by the time a species gets to a level of complexity that … Continue reading

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Science, Faith, Religion

Foundations of Logic Science, faith and religion [ 23/Feb/21 Walter Kant posted in Foundations of LogicScience, faith and religion:There are at least 3 basic types of theological, religious, philosophical and scientific thinking (1.transcendent 2.transcendental 3.inductive) that can lead to the … Continue reading

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Self Sufficiency

Does self-sufficiency exist? [ 20/Feb/21 ] Only to a degree. We are social animals. We need to learn language and culture and most of our technology from others. Without those we cannot survive. And once we have those, then being … Continue reading

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Understanding internal vs external distinctions

Foundations of Logic Facebook group question about philosophical knowledge [ 19/Feb/21 Foundations of Logic Facebook group – Walter Smith asked:What is the difference between:internalistic-philosophical knowledge,externalistic-philosophical knowledge andscientific knowledge?There are no differences or there are differences (which ones?)] For me, the … Continue reading

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