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‘Darwinian Fundamentalism’: An Exchange by Daniel C. Dennett. In response to: Evolution: The Pleasures of Pluralism from the June 26, 1997 issue To the Editors: Stephen Jay Gould complains that in Darwin’s Dangerous Idea I attack his views via “hint, innuendo, false attribution,” and “caricature” [NYR, June 26].

‘Darwinian Fundamentalism’: An Exchange by Daniel C. Dennett

James Patten: The best computer interface? Maybe ... your hands. 60,000 miles up: Space elevator could be built by 2035, says new study. The Edge of Science. Deep Space Industries – BUSINESS. Deep Space Industries – EXPLORATION/TECHNOLOGY. Higher Science. HERE IS TODAY. 50 Smartest Companies 2014. MAKERS. Shapeways - Make, buy, and sell products with 3D Printing.

Print Your Own House and Furnish it Too! – Tego. TEDxBoston Speaker Profile. Ideacity » LifeNaut. NINJA SPHERE: Next Generation Control of Your Environment by Ninja Blocks. Your Ninja Sphere learns about you, and your environment.

NINJA SPHERE: Next Generation Control of Your Environment by Ninja Blocks

It uses data from sensors and actuators to build a model that can inform you if something is out of place. It can monitor temperature, lighting, energy usage, you and your pets' presence, and anything else you connect to your sphere. Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics and Life A new book by: Eric D. Schneider and Dorion Sagan. Stack Exchange - Free, Community-Powered Q&A. Self Knowledge Through NumbersQuantified Self. Big Idea 2014: The Microchipped Self.

Gunshot victims to be suspended between life and death - health - 26 March 2014. Read full article Continue reading page |1|2.

Gunshot victims to be suspended between life and death - health - 26 March 2014

Digital Health Feedback System - Proteus Digital Health. Pattern survival versus gene survival. I decided to write this article after I found that many colleagues and participants whom I spoke with at the recent Humanity+ (ref.

Pattern survival versus gene survival

Carboncopies (substrate independence) Temple of Cosmism » Page 2. Split the atom’s heart, and lo! Within it thou wilt find a sun. — Persian Mystic Poem To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. — William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence” The Scale of the Universe 2. Transhuman. Mind. Uncanny valley. In an experiment involving the human lookalike robot Repliee Q2 (pictured above), the uncovered robotic structure underneath Repliee, and the actual human who was the model for Repliee, the human lookalike triggered the highest level of mirror neuron activity.[1] Etymology[edit] The term was coined by the robotics professor Masahiro Mori as Bukimi no Tani Genshō (不気味の谷現象) in 1970.[5] The hypothesis has been linked to Ernst Jentsch's concept of the "uncanny" identified in a 1906 essay "On the Psychology of the Uncanny".[6][7][8] Jentsch's conception was elaborated by Sigmund Freud in a 1919 essay entitled "The Uncanny" ("Das Unheimliche").[9] Hypothesis[edit] Mori's original hypothesis states that as the appearance of a robot is made more human, some observers' emotional response to the robot will become increasingly positive and empathic, until a point is reached beyond which the response quickly becomes that of strong revulsion.

Uncanny valley

Theoretical basis[edit] Posthumanism and Transhumanism Literature. Posthumanism and Transhumanism Literature Hello, I am wondering if someone here knows of any good academic resources on the topics of Posthumanism and Transhumanism.

Posthumanism and Transhumanism Literature

Posthumanism seems to fall into several sections of discussion, but I am more interested in learning about the version which is more related to Transhumanism. I am interested in learning what the defining and developing ideas are within these two terms. For myself, the interest in the topic is coming from art making. In the past I used to do performance art works and I would never document them. Eventually, ideas I had on the representation of a person through documentation intersected with concepts I started to discover were relevant to Transhumanism and a form of basic post-existence. Seeing the Future in Science Fiction. Some of my earliest memories are of science fiction.

Seeing the Future in Science Fiction

Orion's Arm. Orion's Arm, (also called the Orion's Arm Universe Project, OAUP, or simply OA) is a multi-authored online science fiction world-building project, first established in 2000[1] by M.

Orion's Arm

Alan Kazlev, Donna Malcolm Hirsekorn, Bernd Helfert and Anders Sandberg and further co-authored by many people since.[2] It was described by Cory Doctorow as "a pretty thoroughgoing post-Singularity thinggum with lots of opportunity for fun noodling".[3] Anyone can contribute articles, stories, artwork, or music to the website.

A large mailing list exists,[4] in which members debate aspects of the world they are creating, discussing additions, modifications, issues arising, and work to be done. A computer game and a role-playing game are being developed by the community, within the OA milieu. Setting[edit] Inventions and Ideas from Science Fiction Books and Movies at Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas and Inventions. Thinking About Futurism. History of Constellation and Star Names. Studies of Occidental Constellations and Star Names to the Classical Period: An Annotated Bibliography Web Site For Gary D.

History of Constellation and Star Names

Thompson, Melton West, Australia Contents: Introduction to the Web Site Section One (1): Introduction to the bibliography. (Last updated January 14, 2014, 8:00 pm) Summary References on Constellations and Star Names Section Two (2): References suitable for a quick overview. (Last updated February 24, 2013, 9:30 pm) Annotated Bibliography Section Three (3): Geographical listing (1) - Babylonian, Greek, Roman, other European.

(Last updated April 3, 2014, 2:00 am) Crowlspace - A Deep Future view. There’s Plenty More Room at the Bottom: Beyond Nanotech to Femtotech. Ben Goertzel January 10, 2011 Not long ago nanotechnology was a fringe topic; now it's a flourishing engineering field, and fairly mainstream.

There’s Plenty More Room at the Bottom: Beyond Nanotech to Femtotech

For example, while writing this article, I happened to receive an email advertisement for the “Second World Conference on Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery,” in Kerala, India. 4 of the Largest Objects in the Known Universe [Weekend Feature] - From Quarks to Quasars. Don’t click the image. NOTHING good can come from you clicking this image!!!! 5 Most Interesting Alternative Theories About The Universe. Considering the fact that humans will not be able to travel to the moon for the second time, without even mentioning other planets in the solar system, scientists are creating quite organized and compelling theories regarding composition and origin of our universe. These theories are based on long-term observations of visible parts of the universe as well as on guesses. Ekpyrotic theory of how the universe has evolved Everyone knows about the Big Bang theory. Eliezer S. Yudkowsky.

The Society of Neural Prosthetics and Whole Brain Emulation Science. Affordable bootstrapping - Metzger et al (preprint 2012) Centauri Dreams — The News Forum of the Tau Zero Foundation. A nonprofit foundation dedicated to achieving interstellar flight by 2100. » Talmud and the Turing Test The Occasional Pamphlet. Alan Turing, the patron saint of computer science, was born 100 years ago this week (June 23). I’ll be attending the Turing Centenary Conference at University of Cambridge this week, and am honored to be giving an invited talk on “The Utility of the Turing Test”.

The Dream: The Dream of Flight (A Library of Congress Special Presentation Commemorating the Centennial of Flight) Introduction. The REAL Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! IOPscience. Welcome to the Cassiopeia Project. Whole Earth Catalog Stay Hungry Stay Foolish. The Manual For Civilization Begins. Science & Environment - Drake equation: How many alien civilizations exist? The Elusive Big Idea. Cosmos. HyperPhysics. TEDxCERN - Multiplying Dimensions. Leap Motion. If the universe is accelerating, and life that will exist 100 billion years from now cannot detect things that occur in the universe today, can we detect things that happened 13 billion years ago? Would they not have just disappeared? [Details Inside] : a. Fundamental Forces. Weird Science: The Bootstrap Hypothesis. Fine-tuned Universe. Cosmic Jackpot. The Anthropic Principle. Has the universe developed for the express purpose of being observed and understood by intelligent beings, or is it just a lucky break for the intelligent beings that they exist at all? A Designer Universe? The Mind of God. The Mind of God is a 1992 non-fiction book by Paul Davies.

Fuck Yeah, Feynman. Nature Editorial on The Feynman Lectures on Physics, 'Lecture notes' Lapidarium — Richard P. Feynman on the scientific view of the...