Epstein:The result: The experts were, by and large, horrific forecasters.
Researchers may find it a relief to just discuss the situation honestly, minus Darwinian claptrap. Maybe people would get more done.
The history of life keeps changing on us. Much more stasis, much less Darwin. Where will we end up?
The really dumb caveman is becoming an endangered species.
Could Shallit be replaced by even the most talented and methodical of counting ravens?
Jerry will never be short of an explanation, no matter what the circumstance.
Erasmus Darwin remains largely unread in an age when he could be read online for free. There must be something amiss with Ed Simon’s assumption that persons of his type can “cure the world.”
You’d never guess from his career that thinking the universe shows evidence of design would ruin science. How did he escape Darwin’s thugs?
Absent the Principle, says astrophysicist Ethan Siegel, “most horrifically, carbon-based organic compounds — the building blocks of all life as we know it — would be an impossibility for us.”
It sounds as though the necessary evolution occurred a long time ago and that a Darwinian process just isn’t happening. But they are not likely allowed to discuss it that way.
Funny, if bipedalism originated in a global catastrophe, that it never occurred to any other primate to resolve the problem by becoming fully bipedal. But keep thinking. Resist groupthink.
Today, if we are surrounded by dangerous flimflam, we may also be surrounded by blowhards puffing for “science” on its behalf.
Imagine. Non-reactive gold does all that for fungus. Is there anything is nature that is absolutely useless?
A light-hearted look by neurosurgeon Michael Egnor at what would happen if we really thought that unreason is better than reason.
One of the challenges of our day is the commonplace reduction of intelligent, insightful action to computation on a substrate. That’s not just Sci Fi, it is a challenge in the academy and on the street — especially as AI grabs more and more headlines. A good stimulus for thought is John Searle as he Read More…