SETI: Inventing Minds to Find Minds
SETI has a new technique to recognize patterns in gobs of data: invent intelligences to search for extraterrestrial intelligence that might be artificial.
Darwin’s Goddess: Natural Selection as “Divine Surrogate”
When parsed carefully, the metaphorical structure of Darwin’s argumentation emerges as little less than a periphrastic description of the goddess Natura.
New Atheism: A Shipwreck of Fools
New Atheism is dead. It was conceptually dead from birth, but now it’s stopped twitching.
Milton and the Psychology of Materialism
It is basically the denial of human exceptionalism. That is, it is hatred of man, in practically every way imaginable.
Would Human Extinction Be Immoral?
The oceans might be cleaner without man, but they would neither know nor care nor judge.