Monthly Archives: October 2015

Finding a sense of higher purpose

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A Scientific Approach to Moral Reasoning

http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/98apr/bio2.htm EANWHILE, the mélanges of moral reasoning employed by modern societies are, to put the matter simply, a mess. They are chimeras, composed of odd parts stuck together. Paleolithic egalitarian and tribalistic instincts are still firmly installed. As part of … Continue reading

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The Shootings are not Senseless

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/04/1427765/-The-Shootings-are-not-Senseless# Every time there is a mass shooting (which on average is every sixty four days) one of the key words we hear describing the tragedy is “senseless.” This would suggest the action was without meaning or purpose. I hate … Continue reading

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Koch Economics and their Debt Default Advantage

https://www.facebook.com/notes/koch-brothers-exposed/koch-economics-and-their-debt-default-advantage/238716982817764 We are seeing the result of Koch Economics and what happens when a few tycoons accrue the billions necessary to invest in politicians, nonprofit foundations and ideological think thanks. Pay for active duty soldiers and veterans’ benefits would freeze without … Continue reading

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The Fence

this is really our #1 world issue.  We depend on the natural habitat, even if this dependence is disguised by our supply chains and packaging industries.  As species and natural habitats go, so goes humanity. In South Africa, I saw … Continue reading

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Love in the West is consumerist – we choose a partner to give us what we think we need. But Russians do things differently

  Polina Aronson But to solve the afflictions of our culture, we do not need to give up on the principle of choice altogether. Instead, we must dare to choose the unknown, to take uncalculated risks and be vulnerable. By … Continue reading

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Par ekonomikas nacionalizāciju: Sergeja Glazjeva priekšlikumi

https://infoagentura.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/par-ekonomikas-nacionalizaciju-sergeja-glazjeva-priekslikumi/ Nepieciešams “nacionalizēt ekonomiku” – tāda ir galvenā Krievijas prezidenta padomnieka ekonomikas jautājumos Sergeja Glazjeva ziņojuma doma, ko viņš 2015.gada 15.septembrī nolasīja Krievijas drošības padomes Starpnozaru komitejā. Lai gan autora dotais ziņojuma nosaukums ir “Par neatliekamiem Krievijas drošību stiprinošiem pasākumiem“, … Continue reading

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Rise of Concerns about AI: Reflections and Directions

Discussions about artificial intelligence (AI) have jumped into the public eye over the past year, with several luminaries speaking about the threat of AI to the future of humanity. Over the last several decades, AI—automated perception, learning, reasoning, and decision … Continue reading

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Russia and China Want More Control Over the Internet

Internet governance is broadly defined as the processes that affect how the Internet is managed. The Internet is the collection of networks of devices around the world that are voluntarily interconnected using some degree of shared standards and policies. No … Continue reading

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