In the last few weeks I have spent a lot of time visiting hospitals. There is something about being in a hospital, even as a mere visitor, which transports you to a different world. Continue reading Hospitals and Bodies
A friend emailed me to argue that transhumanists should create realities where beings are free if free will doesn’t currently exist, or realities where beings are freer if humans currently possess some modicum of free will. In short, he was claiming that a goal of transhumanism should to create freer beings. Continue reading Will Transhumanism Lead to Greater Freedom?
Some books authored by Richard Blackwell.
(Update – Professor Blackwell died on October 10, 2021)
Richard J. Blackwell directed my doctoral dissertation at St. Louis University and later wrote the Foreword, “Piaget as a Philosopher,” for my book, Piaget’s Conception of Evolution. Continue reading Evolution and Philosophy: Things I Learned From Richard J. Blackwell
I have been interested in the above topic since taking a wonderful graduate seminar in the subject about 30 years ago Continue reading Evolution and Ethics
Progress in machine classification of images. The error rate of AI by year. Red line – the error rate of a trained human
I was recently contacted by a staff writer from the online newsmagazine The Daily Dot. He is writing a story at the intersection of computer superintelligence and religion, Continue reading Religion and Superintelligence