Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence, but what do they actually mean by that? Turns out nailing down the meaning of the term is a lot harder that it seems at first glance.
Raymond Tallis has a list of scathing criticisms aimed at physics and neurology. It would sure help his points if he knew what he was talking about...
Ted Kaczynski's technophobic manifesto lives on and its ideas found an appreciative audience.
A philosopher turns transhumanism into a parade of horrors on loan from dystopian sci-fi movies.
Even a cursory glance at post-modernism shows that it's basically just trendy nonsense. Emphasis on nonsense.
The problem with John Searle's Chinese Room thought experiment is that its premise is woefully outdated in computer science terms.
Philosopher Nick Bostrom is still barking up the same, fundamentally wrong tree of emergent super-intelligence.
According to the finest minds Templeton could assembly, science is for lazy chumps. Aesthetics and theology is where all the hard work really is.
What does it mean to be real? An awkward introductions to scientific mass solipsism.
Revisiting the "if you believe in science, you're doing it wrong" debate with an epistemological bent.