articles tagged: philosophy
world of weird things podcast: artificial untelligence
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: artificial untelligence

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.

why scientists really don’t need the input of philosophers like raymond tallis
# science

why scientists really don’t need the input of philosophers like raymond tallis

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...

technophobia is alive, well, and still wrong
# tech

technophobia is alive, well, and still wrong

Ted Kaczynski's technophobic manifesto lives on and its ideas found an appreciative audience.

stealing a dystopian sci-fi plot to bash science
# tech

stealing a dystopian sci-fi plot to bash science

A philosopher turns transhumanism into a parade of horrors on loan from dystopian sci-fi movies.

and now, a reminder about post-modernism
# oddities

and now, a reminder about post-modernism

Even a cursory glance at post-modernism shows that it's basically just trendy nonsense. Emphasis on nonsense.

how to dismantle searle’s chinese room
# tech

how to dismantle searle’s chinese room

The problem with John Searle's Chinese Room thought experiment is that its premise is woefully outdated in computer science terms.

looking for a ghost in the machine, redux
# tech

looking for a ghost in the machine, redux

Philosopher Nick Bostrom is still barking up the same, fundamentally wrong tree of emergent super-intelligence.

templeton thinks science is just too simple
# science

templeton thinks science is just too simple

According to the finest minds Templeton could assembly, science is for lazy chumps. Aesthetics and theology is where all the hard work really is.

is it real? and does it really matter?
# science

is it real? and does it really matter?

What does it mean to be real? An awkward introductions to scientific mass solipsism.

a brief addendum to the limits of philosophy…
# science

a brief addendum to the limits of philosophy…

Revisiting the "if you believe in science, you're doing it wrong" debate with an epistemological bent.

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