About John

Languages

Czech, English

An idea worth spreading

What does maximum health look like? What is peak physical and mental health? Who has it? Can you get it back? To me it is keeping up with a typical 3 year old. These young educators know that everything is possible, have boundless energy, are full of wonder and joy, don't hold grudges and can turn a negative mental state into a positive one in a moment's notice.

I'm passionate about

Health and wellness responsibility. Industry will provide what consumers WANT not what they need. Food is becoming addictive and nutrient poor. We are starving to death while getting fatter and sick

Talk to me about

Absolutely anything positive.

People don't know I'm good at

wonderment and curiosity. I love all aspects of science and nature. I love learning about how things work and why they work the way they do. I am fascinated by time travel as a concept and reality.

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John Tax
Posted over 2 years ago
Is an engineer morally responsible for harm caused by their creations?
I take your point. There are some inventions that are hard to justify such as the Gatling gun, the Norden bomb sight or the atomic bomb. In all those cases, the INTENT was to create something so terrible that it would bring war(s) to a quick end. History shows us that that intention never seems to work and only exacerbates the situation for a short time until counter measures are created. Biological Engineering is an area that needs intense scrutiny. It would be too easy to create some apocalyptic entity either by malevolent intent or accident (valuable intention). Rest assured that, like meteorites & earthquakes, it will happen. In the end, only time can tell whether any of it is valuable or not. There are always two sides to every coin. Positives arise out of every cataclysm. Death to dinosaurs and the rise of mammals for instance. What happens, happens. We give it all a meaning/intent, either good or bad, which will change over time. Like mammals destroying the planet?
42375
John Tax
Posted over 2 years ago
Is an engineer morally responsible for harm caused by their creations?
An engineer is only responsible for his own intent. The user is responsible for his/her own intent. Why did he invent what he invented? To what purpose? Is the inventor of a brick responsible for it being used as a weapon? The user of the brick is. The inventor of a spear is responsible for his intent - was it to kill his neighbor or to bring home dinner....