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The universe isn’t here for us

January 13, 2011


Then again, the fact that the universe was not created with us in mind doesn’t take anything away from its magnificence. Advertisements

Do you support government welfare?

December 21, 2010


Then you also support the use of violence. A great little video to show to those who think the government is morally good:

Information and exponential growth trivia

December 19, 2010


10 Questions for Ray Kurzweil

December 1, 2010


In a short interview by Time Magazine, futurist Ray Kurzweil answers ten questions about how the future will look like. As you may have noticed, his ideas are pretty similar to those of Michio Kaku, who a while ago presented his ideas on what the world will look like in 2030. Of course, Kurzweil doesn’t […]

In the year 2030

July 26, 2010


Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and one of the founders of string field theory. He also believes that many of the technologies we now consider science fiction will be possible in the future. Last year, he gave a presentation titled “The World in 2030: How Science will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and […]

Why are pasta sauces non-patentable?

July 17, 2010


Most people think patent laws are a good idea. In fact, most people view patent laws as a crucial part of a modern society. Without patent laws, they say, there would be no incentive to produce anything new. We would be stuck with a handful of old ideas, and progress in all areas of creativity […]

Why we should value effort, not luck

July 1, 2010


One cognitive bias most people have is that they hold in high esteem those who were born with good genetics. For example, if someone is born with good looks, we tend to value them more than less attractive people. Similarly, we value naturally intelligent people more than less intelligent people. But when we do this, […]