Posted: Tue, December 18, 2012 | By: Jason Xu
If sentient beings master ethical behavior and gain control of all matter, they will be able to achieve states of infinitesimally high bliss. Knowing that such a reality represents the best possible solution to the course of human events, we should ensure that it is accomplished. Prayer is a method… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, December 18, 2012 | By: Carol Lloyd
In the hours and days after the heartrending story of a mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school gripped the nation in a collective horror, it didn’t take long before the stories on “how to talk to your child” about the tragedy started breaking. Each article or news spot offered… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, December 18, 2012 | By: Hank Pellissier
When I was young, I wasn’t interested in girls. I was obsessed with bug. Insects. I spent long hours mounting them in my collection.
I received a Ph.D in Entomology. I lectured in Connecticut. My social life remained in what you’d call the larval stage.
My specialty became Hymnoptera Africanus,… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, December 17, 2012 | By: Eric Schulke
Humanity has braved the weather many times over the millennia, surviving long enough to invent language, an earth shattering breakthrough in their time. Language to them was as big of a game changing breakthrough than the internet is to the world now. We pushed on through famines and wars, the cold, the heat, the… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, December 16, 2012 | By: Mark Waser
Those unable to solve the Centipede Game puzzle from my last article (Backward Induction: Rationality or Inappropriate Reductionism? – Part 1) can find a blinder-removing hint here. People who believe that they’ve found the best solution should check the hint to verify that they have indeed found… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, December 16, 2012 | By: Gennady Stolyarov II
An old cliché would have us believe that nothing is inevitable except death and taxes. The Movement for Indefinite Life Extension (MILE) respectfully disagrees. Increasing numbers of people are coming to the conclusion that there is nothing natural or inevitable about the decrepitude and vulnerability that accompanies old age… Continue Reading
Posted: Sat, December 15, 2012 | By: Hank Pellissier
The lucky residents of locales on this list enjoy the longest lifespans in the world. Want an idyllic urban neighborhood? Comfy mid-sized town? Tiny enchanting hamlet? All offer perfect settings for any wanna-be centenarian. Consider relocating, while you still have the time…
Evdilos, Ikaria island, Greece—Sure, the nation’s economy has… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, December 14, 2012 | By:
Imagine becoming superhuman. Or, at the very least, becoming superhumanly good at your job. A new prescription allows you total focus. Total composure. Genius-level clarity of thought, and the ability to stay up, in the zone, for two days straight. Aural and optical implants, gene transfers, and even bionics keep… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, December 14, 2012 | By: Hank Pellissier
Africa is Rising! Technology, like cell phones, is aiding Africa’s fantastic leap forward. But are the poorest of the poor left behind?
Africa is often demeaned as the “Lost” or “Hopeless” continent due to 1st World Afro-pessimism that’s gorges itself on a media diet of AIDS, genocide, raping armies, Biafra,… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, December 13, 2012 | By: Hank Pellissier
The Ukrainian feminist-activist group FEMEN, renowned for their topless, confrontational tactics, engaged in a rough skirmish with Catholics last month - November 19 - on the streets of Paris.
FEMEN, (partially) costumed as nuns, was there to support socialist President Francois Hollande’s plan to legalize gay marriage and… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, December 13, 2012 | By: Jason Xu
Hyperreal computer simulation could create the ‘New Jerusalem’: a realm in the world, but not of it.
Even if the “naturalistic materialistic” view of reality espoused by most atheists is correct, the prophecies of the bible can still be fulfilled via hyperreal computer simulations. When virtual reality advances to the… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, December 13, 2012 | By: Michael Lee
Everyone can see that North Korea is trapped in a tragic time-warp, a kind of living museum of 1950s style Cold War socialism. Its political bubble of unreality is likely to burst open with great force well before mid-century.
After the overthrow of the current dictatorship, I see this extremely… Continue Reading
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