Thomas Piketty I made a mistake in yesterday’s post. Immediately after the summary of Piketty’s and Tyson’s position I wrote: “Rosenberg believes that both messages are ‘almost quasi-religious,’ which is why they strike fear into economic and religious conservatives.” The actual quote
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.
Many thinkers believe that we will eventually be able to preserve our consciousness indefinitely. There are a number of scenarios by which this might be accomplished but so-called mind uploading is one of the most prominent.
What’s It All About? Sylvia Jane Wojcik / December 31, 2021
David Hume died August 25, 1776. Diarist and biographer James Boswell saw Hume a few weeks before his death, which was from some form of abdominal cancer. Hume told him he sincerely believed it a “most unreasonable fancy” that there might be life after death …