Paul Hazelden published an article
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Introduction
Andy Pettman recently wrote an article entitled, "Two sorts of knowledge" and I think he is half right, or maybe two-thirds.  He says:
In English, the word “know” can be used for both a fact and a person. …
Jun 14
Brian Monahan commented on Paul Hazelden's article Artificial Intelligence
"A slight diversion to a related topic to AI, which perhaps underlies the craziness - an approach I hadn't heard of before: Accelerationism.   Hint: You won't like it one little bit.   I have a word for this, but it's not a nice one.

Why Some…"
May 28
Brian Monahan commented on Paul Hazelden's article Artificial Intelligence
"Hi Paul,
Exactly - AI = Stochastic Parrot
AI will inevitably reinforce, amplify and reflect the pre-existing biases that exist in its training data.
The patterns that AI responds to can generalise existing solutions - and it is simply quite…"
May 28
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May 27
Paul Hazelden published an article
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Introduction
Artificial Intelligence is not intelligent, but it is changing the world.  It certainly poses a risk to some - perhaps many - jobs, but does it pose a risk to the human race, as some have claimed?
One of the…
May 27
Paul Hazelden published an article
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Introduction
There is general agreement that the current economic system is broken - but no agreement on how we ought to fix it.
One of the difficulties of talking about this area is that (like religion) everyone thinks…
May 13
Paul Hazelden published an article
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Introduction
Money has financial value, but so too do many other things.
The value of things in society is constantly increasing, and (in general) we want to be able to trade these things, so too the supply of money…
May 11
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May 10
Paul Hazelden published an article
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When talking about a religion or belief system, please be particularly careful to ensure that any comments are fair and helpful.
Introduction
Atonement is the name we give to an action which repairs a relationships which has…
Apr 30
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Apr 28
Paul Hazelden published an article
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When talking about a religion or belief system, please be particularly careful to ensure that any comments are fair and helpful. This article is part of the 'Ground Up' project.
Your Kingdom Come
For Jesus and the early…
Apr 27
Paul Hazelden published an article
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When talking about a religion or belief system, please be particularly careful to ensure that any comments are fair and helpful. This article is part of the 'Ground Up' project.
Introduction
I do my best, when the opportunity…
Apr 23
Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's article Identity and Perspective
"Richard: sadly, no.  I think there was some initial desire to engage with each other at the worldview level, but it never got very far, and it rapidly turned into a pragmatic exercise: we had to work together in order to bid for a council grant,…"
Apr 20
Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's article Identity and Perspective
""No cause is so good that the struggle to achieve it justifies harming people." Okay, this is a first approximation, rather than a complete policy. But I think it is a good first approximation: we should seek to avoid harming people, but this is not…"
Apr 20
Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's article Identity and Perspective
"Mark, I think your example of Peter Tatchell is a good one. He has actively supported an astonishing range of progressive causes, at significant personal cost. But I think it's difficult to argue for a principle on the basis of one astonishing…"
Apr 19
Richard Morris commented on Paul Hazelden's article Identity and Perspective
"Sorry that I will not be around for tonight's discussion. I don't have time to do proper justice to Paul's excellent article, and Mark's excellent response.
I found Paul's description of attitiudes of various equality groups to each other very…"
Apr 18
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Artificial Intelligence

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Introduction

Artificial Intelligence is not intelligent, but it is changing the world.  It certainly poses a risk to some - perhaps many - jobs, but does it pose a risk to the human race, as some have claimed?

One of the significant risks is that AI models need to be trained on large amounts of data - so they will reliably reproduce any bias and injustice which…

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Economic Reform

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Introduction

There is general agreement that the current economic system is broken - but no agreement on how we ought to fix it.

One of the difficulties of talking about this area is that (like religion) everyone thinks they understand the subject and are qualified to give their opinion; also (and also like religion) many experts disagree fundamentally with…

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Money and Value

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Introduction

Money has financial value, but so too do many other things.

The value of things in society is constantly increasing, and (in general) we want to be able to trade these things, so too the supply of money within the society needs to be constantly increasing, to remain in step.

Price and Value

We tend to confuse price and…

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Financial Services

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Introduction

The modern world requires an efficient and reliable financial system. We need to be able to pay for things – to move money around, both within nation states and between them. And we need a way to provide capital to people who want to start or grow a business. Beyond this, we (as in 99% of the world’s population) don’t actually need many financial…

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Personality

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Introduction

Personality analysis and testing is now a significant business.  The various models can be seen as a modern secular equivalent to traditional religions: many people who have studied the subject claim that personality (the thing these models tell you about) does not exist, but clearly the world does not operate on the basis of such scepticism.  Each…

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