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.
The positive utility of money can’t be denied. But this positive utility exists only so longs as there is “real” capital backing the representation
As I was about to turn onto the dirt road that leads from my small community into town, like the chirping of birds I heard the sound of girlish giggles and boyish […]
As horrible and down right mindless as the current violence in the world is from the downing of MH17 to the omnipresent fighting in the middle east, there is something far worse: […]
On my daughter’s left shoulder, nicely inscribed, is the number 13 encircled with the words, Live Authentically. I had not seen the tattoo before and pointed out that I didn’t think she […]
Most, if not all religions do the very opposite of what Jesus taught as essential to living. He stated explicitly that his yoke is easy and his burdens are light. Jesus […]