Humanity

Cyber Consciousness vs Genity (Phenotype) for Immortality

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

A critique of Martine Rothblatt’s illuminating assessment of how cyber consciousness will evolve and come to be adjuncts, even replacements for ourselves. Here I contrast it with my DNA based approach, as the two paths are parallel now, but could meet at infinity.



Our Species Singularity

Jul 16th, 2014 | By

The Singularity is here, and it’s not about artificial intelligence. It’s about our species’ character in the face of impending extinction.



A Post-Secular Humanist Manifesto

Jan 6th, 2014 | By
Erasmus

This is a definitive article by a profound scholar, R. Joseph Hoffmann, written when the “brights” really thought they were. Humanists, that is.



Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

Aug 19th, 2013 | By

It’s one thing to know we live in a military plutocracy. When we tolerate it, year in, year out, we invite desperate times.



Did the Fascists Actually Win WWII?

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By

The absence of a responsible press in the West is unforgivable, and now the Internet is gone too . Sorry, but this is what fascism looks like.



Women as Micro-ISPs for a Shanty Town of 70 Million?

Apr 29th, 2013 | By
Nigeria

One of the world’s largest slums in Nigeria has more than 70 million people living in absolute poverty. An opportunity exists to offer them Internet access affordably.



Our Happy Community of Torturers

Feb 14th, 2013 | By
That's you.

Torture is the ultimate crime. Pain is even dirtier than sex. Much dirtier.



Canada fights to keep selling polar bear parts

Feb 10th, 2013 | By

If you asked Canadians if they supported this- no. But politicians court the Inuit vote, to allow them to “harvest” bears for export.



‘From the Ruins of Empire,’ by Pankaj Mishra

Sep 21st, 2012 | By

Humanism must embrace the legacies and history of Asia, to become critics and defenders of our species. Here three Asian intellectuals are recalled with their anti-colonial burdens.



Immortality Interruptus and Humanism – a Review

Sep 20th, 2012 | By

Immortality has always been of interest to humanists, as the logical endpoint of taking up our station in the Universe, under our own terms. But the author abandons ship just when it starts to get (very) interesting, as academics do – feigning wisdom.



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