For remarkable blindness to his own “thinking errors,” Dr. Shapiro gets a prize.
Believe it or not, many officially smart people think that (1) we are just computers made of meat, (2) computers will soon become conscious, or (3) both.
There are a limited number of explanations available for how cosmic fine-tuning came to be. Actually, there are three.
Thomas Hills argues that we will accord human-style rights to robots because we will come to empathize with them.
Unfortunately, Pinker’s overweening faith in science as a reliable path to the truth has its own problems.