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.

When many individuals make a decision, this influences the fate of the entire group. The task of the group leaders is to channel these decisions, by suitable means, in a direction that is useful for the group.

In the case of a state, this group are the politicians, the pressure can range from social pressure, to the tax system, to prohibitions and criminal law.

  Dr. Hubbert and Peak Oil

In 1956 the US geologist Dr. Hubbert published his peak oil theory. Even then it had to be assumed that on a finite planet there is not an infinite supply of oil. In 1973, it had to be accepted that Dr. Hubbert's prediction for the USA was very accurate. Maximum oil production in the USA was in 1971.

This was exactly the point in time at which the US population should have been encouraged in the direction of an oil phase-out. Just 4 years after the first moon landing, all the technological potential of the USA should have been used to phase out oil, before global peak oil hits.

Ethics is the science of survival, the situation in the USA in 2011 shows where the opposite, i.e. unethicalness and illogicality, leads.

  Comprehensive forecasting system

What possible futures are attainable? What impact can every individual event have on the future of mankind? The ethics diagrams with all the options for decisions and their possible consequences are terribly difficult to fill in after all! Ethics is certainly not a simple science, but involves integrating all scientific insight to ensure the best possible survival.

As soon as the technical possibilites are available, one of the most urgent tasks for ethics is to develop a worldwide forecasting system, in which the impact of every new technological option, and of every political decision can be simulated.

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.

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.

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.

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