(Humphrey Bogart): A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it’s only human nature. (Katherine Hepburn): Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above. ~ The African Queen (1951) Which is more natural for human beings, monogamy1 or polygamy? If one is more natural, does that … Continue reading Monogamy or Polygamy?
I have previously written about the philosopher David Benatar’s anti-natalism. Oxford University Press has published another of his books The Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions. Here is a brief summary of the book followed by a few comments.
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?
Vanderbilt University’s Michael Bess has recently written Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life In The BioEngineered Society Of The Near Future.
Pursuant to yesterday’s post about process philosophy, the computer scientist Chris Crawford has given me permission to publish his marvelous insights about objects and processes in various fields, especially in his field of expertise—computer science.