Some of us still think Loeb is way off the beam about Oumuamua but at least he is talking about how you would know that something is designed. If anyone is interested, it is called the design inference.
The question, addressed by theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder, is more complicated than it appears at first.
Egnor: Our mental life is a composite of abilities — arousal, sensation, perception, locomotion, reason, etc., and these abilities appear to subsist in modified form despite dramatic changes in the body and brain.
Jones: I’m sad to say it, but I believe that Critical Social Justice ideology—if not beaten in the war of ideas—will destroy the liberal foundation of American society.
Computer engineer Robert J. Marks and colleagues demonstrated that there is still no such thing as a free lunch where information is concerned.
Those of us who have never had non-opposable thumbs might have some trouble understanding the problem but hey, we can learn.
Ilana Redstone: First, statistics don’t interpret themselves. There are often multiple, competing explanations for the same result, and we are left to choose among them.
Will it become a crime to use words like “catty” or names like “Gordon Gecko”?
We remember when genetics was simple and determinist.
According to some: Every single problem currently haunting our culture would go away had the history of life not taken one really, really tragic step: the evolution of eukaryotic from prokaryotic life.
He ends up, we are told, sounding like an ID type.
The video is up now.
It turns out the butterflies had the aerodynamics right.
At the Smithsonian: Surviving crocodiles did not change throughout millions of years because they arrived at an equilibrium where they were efficient and versatile enough that they did not need to evolve to exist, reports the Conversation.
In his view, “ “Consciousness ” is a meaningless term that too often misleads us, and it shouldn’t be used in medicine, neuroscience, or philosophy: “Consciousness” is a very vague term and, ultimately, I don’t think it has any useful meaning at all, apart from other categories such as sensation, perception, imagination, reason etc. Aristotle Read More…