Tag: Arthur C. Clarke
Carl Sagan: “An Intelligence That Antedates the Universe”
It’s the evidence from Sagan’s fiction and other popular writing that is especially provocative.
Meyer, Krauss, Nelson: UAPs, UFOs, and Panspermia
The fact that we can’t identify the UAPs, in light of our own “limited scientific imagination,” should not be permitted to manipulate us into a false dilemma.
C. S. Lewis, Science, and Science Fiction
Was C. S. Lewis an enemy of science? The apparent answer to this question is no.
Why Do We Not Spontaneously Combust?
James Lovelock has pointed out that atmospheric levels of oxygen much above about 25 percent, let alone 30 percent, would cause raging conflagrations today.
Artificial Intelligence as a “Magic Act”
The error is not completely different from imagining that natural selection really can do what creative intelligence — foresight! — can do.