Category Archives: Values and Sense of Life

Mums pieejamās Visuma daļas novērojumi rāda, ka mēs esam vienīgās sevi apzinošās būtnes visā kosmosā. Vienīgais (mums zināmais) Visuma matērijas mēģinājums sevi apzināties.

Mūsu esības jēga, atbildība un uzdevums ir palīdzēt cilvēcei izvairīties no draudošām katastrofām vai bojāejas un nest tālāk šīs dzīvības lāpu.

Ja tas mums izdosies, tad mēs pārnesīsim savu apziņu uz stabilāku un drošāku fizikālo (silīcija vai oglekļa) vidi, izveidosim tūkstošiem reizes augstāku intelektu un daudz pilnīgāku dzīvi un emocijas, un dzīvosim mūžīgi. Atlikušais Saules mūžs (vairāki miljardi gadu) ir pilnīgi pietiekošs, lai to paveiktu.

The Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World we Knew

The technological revolution and globalization have opened up an “age of perplexity”: Perplexity in the face of changes that affect not only our lives, but the future of humanity and for which we don’t have guidelines or instructions to operate … Continue reading

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Science and Pseudoscience

BY HARRIET HALL, M.D. We live in a post-truth, anti-intellectual world where intuition, “common sense,” and fake news are often preferred to scientific evidence, and where pseudoscience is often presented as valid science. Assuming that truth exists and is worth … Continue reading

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О «самом гениальном изобретении»

«Самое гениальное изобретение … Бога  – это смерть. И если бы не было смерти, вообще, мне кажется, ничего бы не было. Мы бы не развивались. А когда ты живешь и каждый день ты думаешь: может быть, сегодня – твой последний … Continue reading

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Kompetenču falsifikatori

Juris Paiders http://nra.lv/latvija/izglitiba-karjera/juris-paiders-3/222451-kompetencu-falsifikatori.htm raksta: Latvijas skolās tūdaļ tiks īstenota radikāla reforma. Notiek masveidīga un visaptveroša pāreja uz jaunu  – kompetencēs balstītu – izglītības satura modeli. Reformas kaislīgākais aizstāvis ir Valsts izglītības satura centra (VISC) direktors Guntars Catlaks, kurš apgalvo, ka «joprojām mūsu … Continue reading

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On Michael Shermer’s defence of moral realism

https://coelsblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/on-michael-shermers-defence-of-moral-realism/#comment-12685 Empty talking. All human values are created by humans. Platonic world and religions are not based on evidence. They are our images. Schermer shows the main contemporary problem: nobody defines the most important, the basic moral principle and human … Continue reading

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Par Ilmāra Rimšēviča aizturēšanas iemesliem

https://infoagentura.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/par-ilmara-rimsevica-aizturesanas-iemesliem/#comment-5469 Citāts: “Lai gan nekādi pierādījumi šim apgalvojumam netiek doti, tas izskatās pietiekami patiess”. Šis izteikums liecina, ka varbūt notiek uzbrukums bez pierādījumiem. KNAB esot iesniegta kaut kāda Norvik bankas ‘sūdzība’, kuras saturu nevienam neatklāj. Tādējādi lasītājam nav iespējams pašam … Continue reading

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Meaning of Life: Science Reveals Our Deepest Purpose

It is interesting to see thoughts and positions about very important aspect of our lives in our societies – thoughts about deaf, eternal life and the sense of life. Example. In a flashback scene in the 1977 film Annie Hall, Woody Allen’s … Continue reading

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The most important issue scientist should say to society

This is not the annual Edge question but the answer is mine. The most important question is happiness. How to live a happy life? The main problem of our societies is that we are not getting prepared for happiness. Instead … Continue reading

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Māris Subačs: Pārāk liela gudrība nav laimes pazīme

Homo sapiens laime ir indivīda iespēja piepildīt, apmierināt lielas vajadzības. Pamatā ir ģenētiski mantotās, un tās tiek izkoptas (vai sakropļotas) ārējo faktoru (ģimene, skola, sabiedrības kultūra) ietekmē. Jo lielākas vajadzības tiek piepildītas, jo lielāka laimes sajūta. To objektīvi var mērīt … Continue reading

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, … Continue reading

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Values

Their: The New Yorker published yesterday about the Trump children’s shady avoidance of charges in a 2012 real-estate fraud case. “Amid the chaos and dysfunction,” Slate’s Jamelle Bouie writes, “it can be easy to miss that this White House is corrupt. … Continue reading

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Postpatiesība

Arhitekts Vents Vīnbergs KDi 18 01.2017: “… māksla vairāk nekā viss cits nodrošina visprecīzāko īstenības atspulgu ….” Visprecīzāko īstenības atspulgu nodrošina īstenībai iespējami tuvu esoši ārējās pasaules modeļi, kas ļauj droši un pareizi prognozēt ārējās pasaules reakcijas. Ar profesionālu šādu … Continue reading

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Кен Йебсен: Наш враг – это СМИ порождающие в нас безразли

https://doveiks.lv/2017/09/29/%D0%BA%D0%B5%D0%BD-%D0%B9%D0%B5%D0%B1%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BD-%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%88-%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B3-%D1%8D%D1%82%D0%BE-%D1%81%D0%BC%D0%B8-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B6%D0%B4%D0%B0%D1%8E%D1% https://kenfm.de/alles-rechtsruck-oder-was/ Pareizi. Bet mūsu problēmas ir daudz, daudz plašākas. Viens no labākajiem skatījumiem ir Noam Chomsky. Bet arī šeit viens ir ieraugāms: Peļņas pacelšana vērtības līmenī noved pie tā, ka sabiedrībā izplatās, neapzināti tiek kultivēta vienaldzība, cinisms un vērtību … Continue reading

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Why political correctness fails – Why what we know ‘for sure’ is wrong

Why political correctness fails – Why what we know ‘for sure’ is wrong Myth 8. We don’t need religion; our leaders are all knowing and all powerful. What has been astounding to me, as I have looked into the situation, is that … Continue reading

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Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/16/ai-will-superintelligent-computers-replace-us-robots-max-tegmark-life-3-0?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=3171c1c64e-The_Download&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-3171c1c64e-154031673 ” development of AI is an even more pressing concern than climate change. Yet if we’re looking at creating an intelligence that we can’t possibly understand, how much will preparation affect what takes place on the other side of the … Continue reading

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Dažas domas par svarīgāko cilvēka dzīvē

Jau lasījām, ka mēs esam emociju mašīnas (skat., piemēram, Marwin Minsky, The Emotion Machine), tas nozīmē, ka galvenokārt mūsu domāšanu un rīcību nosaka vairāk vai mazāk apzināta vēlēšanās saņemt, piedzīvot pozitīvas emocijas, vai, kā tautā saka, laimi. Šī laimes sajūta … Continue reading

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Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-internet-of-us-knowing-more-and-understanding-less-in-the-age-of-big-data?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=9a2f209cbd-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_147a5a48c1-9a2f209cbd-282047602 We used to say “seeing is believing”; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world’s information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. … Continue reading

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Miris Iļja Glazunov

«Я верил, что и один смогу что-то сделать для моей России» 9 июля 2017 года умер известный российский художник Илья Глазунов. Жизненный путь основателя Российской Академии живописи, ваяния и зодчества и его главные картины — в фотогалерее “Ъ”. https://www.kommersant.ru/gallery/3350660#id=1454025

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Do we matter in the cosmos?

Although Carl Sagan said to them almost before a century, that “We are a way for the Universe to know itself”, they don’t know it, they don’t understand it, they write a ‘scientific’ papers about our insignificance and missing sense of … Continue reading

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Dissolving the ego

You don’t need drugs or a church for an ecstatic experience that helps transcend the self and connect to something bigger In 1969, the British writer Philip Pullman was walking down the Charing Cross Road in London, when his consciousness … Continue reading

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Non-science or trash

https://aeon.co/essays/delayed-orgasm-the-sexual-technique-thats-better-than-sex?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4a02c43dcf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-4a02c43dcf-68643017 Fari Amini & others in their ‘The general Theory of Love’ show persuasively how the nearly sacred infatuation and attachment works for all mammals. Helen Fisher, Ph.D, writes that this infatuation is necessary: it gives to us the ability … Continue reading

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Как воровали в СССР

Вопреки расхожему мнению, на бытовом уровне в СССР воровство существовало повсеместно, но при этом среди самих мелких воришек таковым не считалось. http://maxim-nm.livejournal.com/331398.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=02_06_weekly&media например обвесить в магазине или изменить состав блюд в общепите, принести с завода пару подшипников, слить десятка два … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan on God

  Carl Sagan’s Best Arguments Of All Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D4DyJHKqfg

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The Crisis of Western Civilization

Between 1935 and 1975, Will and Ariel Durant published a series of volumes that together were known as “The Story of Civilization.” They basically told human history (mostly Western history) as an accumulation of great ideas and innovations, from the … Continue reading

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