The great enigma of scientific and technological progress: for every great leap forwards there exists a concurrent potential for even greater (catastrophic) leaps backwards. Continue reading CRISPR Wars: The Inevitability of Technological Entropy ?
Does the social (and psychological) context of science and technology fundamentally inhibit the free exploration and development of new modes of thought ? Continue reading Conceptual Homeostasis
The unfolding patterns, exploratory revelations and emergent complexity of Artificial Intelligence may not ultimately reveal itself to be as useful to us as we (and all our aspirations) turn out to be to it. Continue reading An Autonomous Science ?
A (perceived) ethical void in the bare-metal mechanisms of pure mathematical and statistical Reason generates that ideological and cultural reflex we see all around us as intransigent denial of demonstrable and provable facts. Continue reading Science, Philosophy and Human Fallibility
What we require most critically is insight and effective methods for sharing valuable information with other minds. This is quite probably the most difficult communication task with which to successfully engage. Continue reading Improbable Insights
It is staggering (and blissfully unacknowledged) the extent to which this world of ours and all of its many anthropomorphic catastrophes are all quite simply occurring within and emanating from these brains between our ears. Continue reading A Self-Extinguishing Flame
The influence of popular communications and media is an effect measured by the relative simplicity of the associated communication method. Continue reading The Challenge of Communicating Complex Concepts