Dreams of god-like immortality achieved through uploading the mind have a serious drawback, one among others. A computer operates algorithmically, strictly so, whereas the mind does not.
Shermer tries to rewrite history by insisting that science is built on atheistic assumptions.
If we really want to reduce suicide — and sometimes I wonder if we do — we will increase our focus on mental health as a top-tier societal priority.
When science is considered the only route to knowledge, scientific experts are given the right to rule, and science becomes totalitarian.
Who — or what — determines what we are? Why does it matter? And how should we act in light of the answers to those questions?