To this day I am not certain if she was faithfully fulfilling Rudyard Kipling’s unforgiving minute with sixty-seconds worth of distance run, or like Edna St. Vincent Milay, burning the candle at both ends.
It is a shame that CI chose to use their considerable resources to send a message of division, rather than a message that communicates that we are all part of nature and should behave in a manner that promotes unity and respect among all species.
No theory, no matter how robust, can take the place of the personal experience of connecting to the world around you
I believe that the threat is not from man-made machines acquiring some sort of super-intelligence, rather it is from the fear of our own intellects manifested in those machines.
If you listen to the songs of Christmas and feel the spirit of the holidays, what you hear and feel should lead to a realization of wonder.
I believe both science and myths are tools that help us fashion what I have dubbed the coin of knowledge, which has two sides: intellectual and spiritual knowledge. Each informs and other; and life has no meaning without both. The secret is to resist the temptation to make the tools your objective, rather to use them to attain transcendence where words and theories fail and something unimaginable waits to be discovered.
I don’t care what your point of view may be on a particular subject, however if I ask you why you hold that point of view I expect a rational and coherent answer based in scientific principles and facts that a reasonable person can understand.