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Life on the Billionth Rock From the Sun | Seth Shostak

Seth Shostak has an article at HuffPost on asteroids.  Not the usual we-need-to-prepare-for-incoming, but discussing something I’ve noted before that the space age needs: an economic incentive.  As some of us have discussed, mining asteroids looks like it might be … Continue reading

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American positions on moral issues and tensions between the moral foundations

Gallup did a poll on American positions on various moral issues, finding that Americans are now more accepting than ever on a range of issues. Most of these I don’t find particularly surprising.  Of course, it turns out that Democrats … Continue reading

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The difference between life and machine

Addy Pross has an interesting post up at HuffPost looking at what actually makes life…life. Most of us recognize that there is a fundamental difference between mechanical objects designed and created by man, no matter how sophisticated, and the naturally … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing The World Of Business

Dr. Damon Horowitz quit his technology job and got a Ph.D. in philosophy — and he thinks you should too. “If you are at all disposed to question what’s around you, you’ll start to see that there appear to be … Continue reading

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Why a Larger Multiverse Shouldn’t Make You Feel Small | Max Tegmark

The Higgs Boson was predicted with the same tool as the planet Neptune and the radio wave: with mathematics. Why does our universe seem so mathematical, and what does it mean? In my new book, Our Mathematical Universe, which comes … Continue reading

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Singularity assumptions that should be questioned

The upcoming movie, Transcendence, looks like it will be interesting, but the trailer includes common assumptions about the singularity that I’m not sure are justified. To be sure, the assumptions are held by a lot of singularity believers.  Below I … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. This seemed tangentially related to my post about HuffPost’s new commenting policy and subsequent discussion. If you’re not already reading Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, you’re missing out on a lot of awesome philosophical insight with an … Continue reading

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Huffington Post commenting policy

So, just before making the last post, I discovered that HuffPost had changed their commenting policy, now requiring that people reveal and verify their real names.  HuffPost had previously promised that they would grandfather older accounts out of this policy, … Continue reading

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When Will We Build the Starship Enterprise? | Seth Shostak

What if we could send humans anywhere at the speed of light, and at a rock-bottom price? That’s eminently feasible if we send the information and not the protoplasm. No crew, just code. Consider: The human genome consists of about … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why People — Not Things — Will Make You Happier

The holiday season is the time to focus on what’s truly important: Spending quality time with friends and family, being thankful for all the blessings in your life, and showing how much you care by giving of yourself. But after … Continue reading

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