Robin Lutz

Karlsruhe, Germany

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Robin Lutz
Posted almost 3 years ago
Richard Dawkins: Militant atheism
I was reading this page half way down. And I am in shock how intolerant "the christians" seem to be in the discussion. Is this what it means for you to be christian? Also I have the feeling that most of "these christians" totally miss the point of the talk. Its against the intolerance most religions have against atheists. Maybe the same intolerance you present here in the comments.
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Robin Lutz
Posted about 4 years ago
Is it possible to upload/download your conscience/memories to/from a computer?
I don't know, but I see only bad sides at the moment. I think about soldiers, who can deactivate their fear, communicate over some wireless network or even be controlled like this. And there are so many other possibilities to abuse this technology. I am really scared now and I am really not a conservative or technology-fearing person. Am I the only one?
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Robin Lutz
Posted about 4 years ago
Is it possible to build peace? If so, what strategy do you think is needed?
- the political regimes will all fall one day (i mean look out of the window, the first do right now!) - all major religions (i know) are aggressive or searching for conflicts - there are also differences in wealth in every country, in the long run, this will balance more and more on the world - power will be in the hands of the people, see point one - influences will lower as the people can use the internet to get their own knowledge and view, see point one again! :) there are no wounds, that the time cannot heal! BUT, world peace is not near and it won't be achieved while we are alive. PS: when I think more about it: either we do it, or we will destroy our existence one day (with nuclear or other weapons, with viruses or anything else)
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Robin Lutz
Posted about 4 years ago
Is it possible to build peace? If so, what strategy do you think is needed?
I think its takes some time. The problem is the mind of the people. For example democracy should NOT be in a country, where the people are not ready for it. Examples: 1. As I am German I have to bring the third Reich into account. It was only possible, because after the first world war, the allied forces tried to establish a democracy where the people couldn't handle it. The people didn't know how important their own opinion is. Only after the second world war they saw what they have done. 2. China is also not yet ready for democracy. Maybe the 0.0001% of the population that lives in a huge city and studied in a western country. But not the 3 billion (!) people living either in poverty and off the cities! On the other hand: you see the many, many countries in northern Africa and the Near East that are ready for a democracy (but their leaders are not!) and they will arrive there one day in the near future. These days you cannot trick the people like Hitler did for example, because Information spreads amazing fast and as much uncontrollable.
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Robin Lutz
Posted about 4 years ago
Why don't we use technology to have a real Direct Democracy?
There is one thing that is in my opinion the number one reason against a direct democracy and the reason why I am against it: fear. For example the fear of the Swiss of Muslims which led to forbid building of minarets in some parts of the Swiss. This is for me against human rights, and it was only possible, because a right-leaning populist party raised the fears against Muslims in the population. Also a big problem is, that MANY people just didn't care about it, and they don't vote. So it was (for me) Muslims against people that fear Muslims. And in respect of the association "Terror = Muslims" these days, the result of the elections is clear. I am quite sure, that many of the people electing there, did not even know, what a Minaret is, but voted against it, because people fear what they don't know. So as a conclusion, my main points against direct democracy: 1. fear of the people is much easier to produce than comprehension 2. people who are not interested don't vote, so you don't get "the real" opinion of the citizens 3. not everybody can get into every problem (i mean its a full-time job for politicians [should be]) I you wanna change the political crises in the US (we also have one here in germany, nearly same kind, but not as big), stop the parties depending on money from companies. For example: Clear is, when an oil company pays your election, you will not speak about global warming. And the people living in all these catastrophe areas in the US, they pay the bill.
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Robin Lutz
Posted over 4 years ago
Stewart Brand + Mark Z. Jacobson: Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy?
I have the feeling, that most of the people are getting it wrong, and even the guys in the talk don't got the real point. its not solar/wind VS nuclear. it's fossil fuel (and the resulting global warming) VS nuclear power! We need to get rid of three things: 1. CO2 emission which is produced by fossil fuel power plants 2. get rid of the nuclear waste a power plant is producing and what the produced already 3. get rid of the danger a nuclear power plant causes (means get rid of the power plants itself) i think this is also the chronological order we should arrive there. the reasons are: 1. many countries are rising their economical strength (China and India for example) and they need cheap energy which is gas/coal or nuclear, and i prefer nuclear in respect to global warming 2. solar and wind and all the other possibilities can only give us around 20% of the energy we need, because we cannot store it and we cannot be guarantee any power 3. coming nuclear power plant will be able to use the waste of the today's plants and in 100 years the children of our children will move all the waste into the sun (or something similar!), because they will have enough energy to do that! (i have no clue how, but they will!) and we have some possibilities to achieve all this: 1. MOST IMPORTANT: force everybody who makes money with nuclear power (they do ALOT!) to invest into FUSION TECHNOLOGY! And form a international community, which gives money and knowlegde to the project (Universities, Goverments, Volunteers, etc) I think there is no nuclear free future, without Fusion Power Plants (they are non radioactive and only the reactor gets destroyed when they have an issue) 2. Store wind/solar energy either in form of hydrogen for fuel cells (which are still VERY EXPENSIVE) or inside our cars of the future, in the batteries we will have in our electric cars some years in the future. 3. find something new i don't know yet
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Robin Lutz
Posted over 4 years ago
Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?
I can add some personal experiences with walking/making sports bare foot: I was playing volleyball for around 7 years, at the end 3 times 2 hours a week plus a game on the weekend. I ended up with a hypermobile angle. I noticed that the risk to sprain my foot was rising in the winter. And it was because I am used to walk A LOT bare foot in the summer and was also playing a lot beach-volleyball. I think my volleyball shoes, which had a very soft and elastic sole, where causing this. But without them i had problems in my knees, so... The solution was to warm up before and run some rounds after the training bare foot and do as much as I can bare foot (btw: including go to work :) ) And as a person, who walks a lot bare foot I can tell you: try it, you will have pain in the beginning. Do it slowly, start with walking and give time to the soles of your feet to adapt to the new circumstances. You will love to feel many things between your toes, but not all ;)
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Robin Lutz
Posted over 4 years ago
Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender
To understand why woman are using social media more, you have to understand what are the reasons to be there. I mean you cannot stereotype everything, but i think it is proven that women are much more communicative than men. For example, while I use social media to organize parties and soccer games on Sunday, I know some woman, that start a chat immediately, when I am online, to start talking about anything that comes to their head (but nothing I am interested in ;) ) None of my male friends do that. I think woman just have more fun communicating with other people in general (of course there are exceptions).