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We - the people on this site (and, we trust, you) - want to make the world a better place. The question is: how?  An important part of the answer is: with help from one another - we can't do this on our own.  We will need to learn how to cooperate, if we are to see this happen.

Right now, the challenges the world faces, but also the possibilities for real change, are greater than they have been in our lifetime.  So we want to do everything we can to understand the challenges and come up with the best possible responses, to enable us to work together and make the best changes happen.

What the human race does today, and in the next few years - how we live, the choices we make - will shape the world, and decide our future.

We need to understand the practical challenges we face.  But we also need to explore ideas and beliefs, hopes and fears, because these are the things which drive our choices and affect the way we live.  And we need to explore them with people who do not already agree with us, because we will need to cooperate with as many people as possible if we are going to beat these challenges.

We will not learn enough if we only talk to people who agree with us, and we will not be strong enough if we only cooperate with those we like.

So we want to attract a wide range of people with different ideas and opinions.  With a range of differing perspectives, we can test the evidence for our ideas and explore the alternatives, so that we have good reason to believe the actions we take are the best we are capable of.  And we always need to be open to the possibility of understanding more, and changing our strategy.

Alongside the challenges, we also want to share some good news about things which give us hope end encouragement: if we are to overcome these challenges, we will need joy and strength just as much as we need clear thinking and accurate information.

What Next?

Fee free to browse.  All the content on the site is available for anyone to read.  If you wish to contribute in some way, or simply support our vision of people cooperating despite disagreement, you are very welcome to join us, but please read the material in the Introduction first, to understand how we try to do things and why we have a small monthly membership fee.

This site is currently under development - we are still copying content across from the original site.  But there is enough to give you an idea of what we are aiming to build.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

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Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post You Are Not Your Brain
"Adrian,
Thinking a bit more... I would like to respond to your comment, "But surely all of what we know of anatomy suggests that it is the brain that processes these feelings."  Yes, and no.
Your brain processes your interpretation of the feelings, …"
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Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's article Three Kinds of Sex
"Adrian,
Many thanks for your response.  Again, you make many points; I'll try to pick up on some of them.
Fun and dominance: I thought I had made it clear that I understand the fun aspect of sex as an important part of the personal experience, and…"
Jan 28
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's article Three Kinds of Sex
"Hi Paul. Thank you for this explanation and summary. I have read it properly now and so here are a few thoughts. 
In the Introduction, you define the Physical Mechanism of Sexuality as being the role of reproduction. You qualify this later, but…"
Jan 27
Paul Hazelden commented on Mark Collins's blog post Ethical Foreign Policy
"There is an informative article by Lin Taylor in Context - Britain's foreign aid: Where does the money go?"
Jan 11
Paul Hazelden published an article
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Introduction
One of the basic problems we face in talking about sex, is that we may be trying to talk about vastly different things.  At the very least, we can distinguish between these three kinds.

Physical mechanism: the…
Dec 31, 2022
Paul Hazelden published an article
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Introduction
Everyone seems to be familiar with the quote, "Sufficiently advanced science is indistinguishable from magic," but I sometimes talk with people who appear to think that our inability to distinguish between…
Dec 14, 2022
Paul Hazelden published an article
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Sabine Hossenfelder filmed a talk at the Royal Institution on 19 August 2022 with the title, "Existential physics: answering life's biggest questions".  In this talk, the RI says, "Sabine explores counterintuitive…
Dec 6, 2022
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Nov 27, 2022
Paul Hazelden published an article
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Introduction
The principle that sex should be consensual is a good one, but what does this mean in the real world?
In the messy details of human relationships, things are rarely clear-cut.  We have pressures, preferences…
Nov 26, 2022
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Introduction
This is a bold attempt to pull together the topics we have addressed from time to time which come under the general heading of 'understanding reality'.  if you have a better suggestion for how we structure…
Nov 23, 2022
Paul Hazelden published an article
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Introduction
Many people know that Einstein spent most of the latter part of his life searching for a 'Theory of Everything'.  What this means, more or less, is that he - and many others - have spent a great deal of time looking…
Nov 23, 2022
Paul Hazelden published an article
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Traditional economics relies on continual growth, an assumption which made little sense in the 1960s and makes even less sense now.  Any plan which requires unrestricted (in effect, infinite) growth on a finite planet is unlikely to…
Nov 22, 2022
Paul Hazelden published an article
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For as long as people have been asking questions, one way or another we have been asking this basic question: am I free?
This question matters.  It isn't just some piece of abstract philosophy - although it can be treated that way.  At…
Nov 21, 2022
Paul Hazelden published an article
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I have just been reminded that Brian Cox and Robin’s Ince’s Christmas Compendium of Reason is returning on 23 November: "Expect another exhilarating collision of science, music, comedy, wonder and chaos!"  I have nothing against Cox and…
Nov 21, 2022
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