The Philosophy of: Max Tegmark (+ Steven Weinberg and Freeman Dyson) on the meaning of life

This is what co-founder of the Future of Life Institute says in his book, Life 3.0: It’s not our universe that gives meaning to conscious beings, but conscious beings giving meaning to the universe.  And this is what two of his favourite physicists say: First, Steven Weinberg: The more the universe seems …

A Deep Dive into: Why we have kids [pt.4] – The Philosophy of: Ricky Gervais – There’s no box of ghost children waiting to be released (or is there?)

Have you looked around lately? Go on… walk around in town during a busy shopping day… or go out on a Saturday night… tell me if you see any other species in almost even remote abundance as humans (ok bacteria will fuck up my argument) but let’s just leave the micro-biome …

‘Thanks for reminding me’ – How our emotions, past experiences, judgements, sentimentality and sense of attachment interfere with understanding and coming to conclusions about the things that matter most. (+ The philosophy of: Nick Bostrom & one of my students)

The problem with the things we don’t want to talk about is exactly that: we don’t want to talk about them. But often, and I would argue that always, the things we most consciously avoid talking about are the things we most need to, as they are the most important …

A Deep Dive into: The Future of Humanity & Why we have kids [pt.3]: My ethical conclusion

This is my opinion on my we have kids in a world where we are already the ‘dominant’ species. This is my ethical view for, and this is the against side, go here. For background on this (and what I mean by dominant), go here, part 1 of this series, and part 2. ————————— There’s over 7 billion people in this planet. …

A Deep Dive into: The Future of Humanity & Why we have kids [pt.2]: The ethical argument FOR having more kids – Even if there’s already 7 billion of us, is it not our biological and human duty to keep having as many kids as possible (so as to minimise the probability of humanity dying out)?

This is the ethical view for further procreation in a world where we are already are the ‘dominant’ species.  For the against side, go here. For background on this (and what I mean by dominant), go here, part 1 of this series, and part 2. ———————— Neil Strauss says (or at least he used to), that …

A Deep Dive into: The Future of Humanity & Why we have kids – The Ethical view against having more kids: Is there one conceivable motivation for having kids that is not self-serving?

This is the ethical view against further procreation in a world where we are already the ‘dominant’. For background on this (and what I mean by dominant), go here. And this is part 2 in a Deep Dive into why we have kids. Here’s part 1 and part 2. ——————– Neil Strauss says …