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Evolutionary theory on quora – continued

Further comment on evolutionary theory question on quora [ 20/11/20 ] Now we are getting into very speculative territory. I have only ever had two brief personal conversations with Richard, a total of about 5 minutes. We have exchanged a … Continue reading

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Environmental management vs sustainability

Environmental Management and sustainability are they same or different from each other? Pls. clarify elaborately. [ 16/11/20 ] Very different. Systems can be managed to extinction, most companies do exactly that. Sustainability is something else.It involves surviving over the long … Continue reading

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Risks of AI

How might advanced AI systems, if deployed carelessly, permanently cut off human civilization from a good future? [ 16/11/20 ] Easy – deploy it into a competitive market environment. It will win. Humanity will lose. The future of humanity demands … Continue reading

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Biden – climate science over lunar exploration

Lifeboat Foundation link to SpaceNews report that Biden administration expected to emphasize climate science over lunar exploration at NASA. [ 13/11/20 ] If anyone is really serious about managing the earth’s climate over the long term, then getting manufacturing technology … Continue reading

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Science

[ 12/11/20 Bruno Stated “Science cannot prove any of it”… and Walter asked “Why can’t prove anything?”] Science only ever deals in probabilities, never “proof” in the classical sense. In science things are only ever proven to the “beyond reasonable … Continue reading

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Hope

Hope – essential and dangerous. [ 10/11/20 ] What do we mean by hope. Anyone who has done any Landmark or EST work will have encountered the phrase “Hope is the gold plated turd”. That phrase seems to me to … Continue reading

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Do humans have a responsibility to one another?

Do humans have any responsibility to one another? [ 8/11/20 ] I agree with the other two answers – yes – of course. What distinguishes people is our ability to cooperate, to form complex associations. Our survival as a species … Continue reading

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Modernism

What are the key elements of modernism? [ 6/11/20 ] That depends very much on how deeply you want to look at it. For me, clearly, it is a willingness to break with tradition, to test out ideas in reality, … Continue reading

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Understandings

Comment to a 2 year old thread reactivated on Paul’s facebook page. [ 3/11/20 – cut into 2 as over the 8K facebook limit] I just spent several hours going back over all entries in the thread and subthreads. For … Continue reading

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Vaccination

[ 1/11/20 Toms Facebook Page – vaccination] Tom, You are becoming a threat to those you love. Please put more effort into understanding biology. It is vastly more complex than “Its a war out there”. Humans exist as we do … Continue reading

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