Tag: Mary Shelley
Hyping Artificial Intelligence with Seductive Optics and the Frankenstein Complex
Some of the panicky AI-will-take-over-the-world talk grows out of seductive optics — that is, the AI packaging.
Frankenstein and His Offspring
“Abiogenesis” seems to draw its strength from pseudo-scientific folk-beliefs that life could somehow be made to emerge from non-life.
Myths, Monsters, and Life’s Elusive First Step
The notion that the building blocks of life were easily gotten may have seemed intuitive to journalists and others acquainted with Mary Shelley’s novel.
Transhumanism’s Challenge to Humanity
“For myself, unregenerate humanity is preferable — the flawed and conflicted creatures we are.”
Mystery of Life’s Origin — Intelligent Design’s Original Edition, Greatly Expanded, on Sale Now!
How does life emerge from that which is not alive? This mystery exercises a peculiar fascination, with the power to elicit remarkable feats of imagination.