Yet I continue to maintain that human intelligence is qualitatively different from artificial intelligence.
In 2011, Sean Carroll wrote an essay on why — from a science perspective — our minds must be extinguished at death
Unfortunately, Pinker’s overweening faith in science as a reliable path to the truth has its own problems.
Alongside his nationally syndicated radio program, with 4+ million listeners, Medved now undertakes a totally new added mission.
The documentary Expelled keenly observes that scientific ideas begin in the academy, but if they’re to get out to the people, they must pass through a series of barriers and “checkpoints,” which means they can be hindered or stopped at any point along the way. In the film, the first checkpoint is the academy, which polices journals and controls research grants and funding. The second checkpoint is comprised of watchdog groups, like the NCSE, that work hard to organize and kindle opposition against Darwin-skeptics. The next checkpoint is the media, which carefully selects the sources of information it will broadcast to the public on this issue. When all those checkpoints fail, the final checkpoint is the courts. (This idea is Read More ›