Cosmic threat for mankind: meteorites

According to game theory, the task of intelligent life is to protect the home planet from catastrophes. Let's look at the ethics related to this.

Ethics as the science of survival: But to make the right decision here, we first have to find out what the threats to survival are.

  The threat of food scarcity

One of the first threats was food scarcity. This led to the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture. To be aware of the threat presented by meteorites from space, the science of astonomy first had to be developed, as did telescopes, and also geology in order to understand the significance of traces of pervious catastrophes.

How should a simple hunter or gatherer have known that a piece of the sky could fall onto his head? His most immediate problem was to increase his chances of not starving. Only a great deal of progress in civilization made it possible to identify other potential dangers. This leads to the first central concept of ethics:

  Central concept: Knowledge is a prerequisite for ethics

Morals as the experience of which behaviour is conducive to survival. Ethics as the logics of survival, as knowing what is conducive to survival. Without knowledge there can be no ethics.

Philosophy Philosophy
Long-term planning and stability have to be the guiding rules of politics. A philosophy based on the mathematic branch of games theory.


Ethics is the science of survival. Surprising analyses of what is ethical and unethical. Ethics that correspond to survival or downfall in the real world.

Ethics as the logics of survival
Survival as the target, ethics as the science of implementing this target. Of course, we must then define who, how and over what time period survival refers to in this context.

Civilization decision
Back to the simple life or on to a hightech civilization? An ethics evaluation gives a clear answer to the course that should be taken.

Knowledge brings change
Central concept 1: Knowledge is a prerequisite for ethics. Knowledge is thus able to change the bases of decisions laid by ethics.

Verifying knowledge
Central concept 2 - knowledge changes what ethical decisions are - necessarily leads to central concept 3: Ethics force us to verify knowledge

If everybody would do this
Consequences for the areas of survival family, group and mankind. An estimation of consequences always starts with the question ''If everybody did this...''.

Division of labour in society
Can each individual engage in ethics to such an extent that they can work out a complete answer to each basic situation in their life by themselves?

Organisation of society
A society should be organized in such a way that the science of survival, called ethics, is in harmony with the generally accepted views of society.

Ethics for groups
The guidelines for a group should be configured in such a way that the decisions of individuals are influenced in a direction that is of benefit for the group.

Context description:  politics political