Examining artificial human intelligence

    This is a futuristic, sci-fi type of hypothetical, that I’ve broached before, but I’d be interested to hear what some of you might have to say. It has become increasingly apparent that computers will eventually attain to some higher form of, autonomous, artificial intelligence – possibly blurring any line between human intelligence and…

American Atheists and Mormon culture

  With the advent of the American Atheists 2014 Convention, in Salt Lake City, Thursday, April 17th, to Sunday, April 20th, there have been many heated discussions – most notably in the comment sections, following stories run in the Salt Lake Tribune, focused and following up on the Atheists of Utah, and the American Atheists…

Cathedral interior in Oaxaca (Photo, Andrew McMillan_BurningWell)

Suffer not the little children

  I’ve been thinking a lot about the harm to the infant psyche, that being raised from birth in a religious belief, does to us.  Later – as adults.  The inherently coercive and corrosive effects of religious indoctrination. I had an Uncle who was a lay minister at a local Assembly Of God church, where…

Charles-Darwin

Defending Darwinian Evolution

– or – Why you never heard one damn thing about evolution in school     I don’t know if it’s just because it’s a favorite subject of mine (it is), or that I’m just easily seduced into sticking up for it (I know …), but the muse need hardly apply, when tangling with an…