Will The Wealthy Leave Us All Behind?

Robots revolt in R.U.R., a 1920 play. Professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff penned an article that went viral a few years ago, “Survival of the Richest.” It outlines how the super-wealthy are preparing for doomsday. Here is a recap followed by a brief commentary. Rushkoff was invited to deliver a speech for an unusually large fee, … Continue reading Will The Wealthy Leave Us All Behind?

Conspiracy Theories and Fallibilism

© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission) Many philosophers of science since Charles S. Pierce have touted fallibilism as basic to the methodology of science. Writers on conspiracy theory also often note that the views of conspiracy theorists are not fallibilistic or falsifiable. But people can mean various things by these statements. Here I briefly describe a … Continue reading Conspiracy Theories and Fallibilism

America’s crimes against humanity aren’t on the ballot this year — but they should be

An essay today in Salon Magazine titled “America’s crimes against humanity aren’t on the ballot this year — but they should be” made a connection between Harry Frankfurt‘s book, On Bullshit, —the subject of my last post—and the policies of family separation and forced sterilization employed by the Trump regime. It is a worthwhile read. … Continue reading America’s crimes against humanity aren’t on the ballot this year — but they should be